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6248.0.55.002 - Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/12/2012   
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Employees June 2012
Cash wages and salaries 2011-12

Commonwealth Government
18 956.3
State Government
1 449.6
99 444.1
Local Government
10 495.4
Total Public Sector
1 892.1
128 895.8

  • In June 2012 there were 1,892,100 public sector employees. There were 250,000 employees in Commonwealth government, 1,449,600 in state government and 192,500 in local government.
  • Total cash wages and earnings for all sectors was $128,895.8m.


Revisions have been made to the June 2011 employment and the 2010-11 cash wages and salaries data. These revisions are reflected in Tables 1, 2 and 3.


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