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6248.0.55.001 - Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia, Jun 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/09/2004   
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JUNE QUARTER 2004 KEY POINTS


Trend estimates

  • From May 2003 to May 2004 the number of public sector employees increased by 41,100 (2.7%) to 1,558,500.
  • In the same period the number of employees increased in state government by 3.0%, in local government by 2.5% and in Commonwealth government by 1.3%.
Public sector employees
Graph: Public sector employees (000), Seasonally adjusted and Trend

JUNE QUARTER 2004 KEY FIGURES

May 2004
Feb 2004
to May 2004
May 2003
to May 2004
'000
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES
Trend estimates
Commonwealth Government
245.4
0.5
1.3
State Government
1,152.9
1.0
3.0
Local Government
160.2
1.0
2.5
Total Public Sector
1,558.5
0.9
2.7
Seasonally Adjusted estimates
Commonwealth Government
245.4
0.1
0.9
State Government
1,157.9
1.6
3.5
Local Government
159.8
-0.1
0.9
Total Public Sector
1,563.1
1.2
2.8

Jun Qtr 2004
Mar Qtr 2004
to Jun Qtr 2004
Jun Qtr 2003
to Jun Qtr 2004
$m
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS
Original estimates
Commonwealth Government
3,694.7
15.4
21.2
State Government
14,120.5
4.0
7.1
Local Government
1,530.1
0.6
5.7
Total Public Sector
19,345.3
5.7
9.4


TABLES

1. PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES, Level of government - States & territories

February 2004
May 2004
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Trend

New South Wales
59.6
365.5
51.1
476.2
59.2
367.9
51.4
478.5
Victoria
53.7
250.2
36.5
340.4
54.2
251.4
36.7
342.3
Queensland
32.2
234.4
38.3
304.9
32.2
236.3
38.9
307.4
South Australia
14.6
94.9
9.9
119.4
14.6
97.2
10.1
121.9
Western Australia
16.4
125.4
15.5
157.3
16.7
128.4
15.5
160.6
Tasmania
5.9
33.6
na
43.6
5.9
34.1
na
44.2
Northern Territory
3.4
18.7
na
25.5
3.5
19.0
na
26.1
Australian Capital Territory
58.4
18.4
na
76.8
59.1
18.6
na
77.7
Australia
244.2
1,141.1
158.6
1,543.9
245.4
1,152.9
160.2
1,558.5

Seasonally Adjusted

New South Wales
59.7
364.9
51.6
476.2
59.3
369.4
51.1
479.8
Victoria
54.1
252.6
36.6
343.3
54.0
250.1
36.5
340.6
Queensland
32.2
232.1
39.1
303.4
32.2
238.5
38.8
309.5
South Australia
14.5
95.7
10.2
120.4
14.7
97.3
10.0
122.0
Western Australia
16.5
124.2
15.4
156.1
16.7
130.0
15.5
162.2
Tasmania
6.1
33.4
na
43.6
5.8
34.5
na
44.5
Northern Territory
3.4
18.7
na
25.4
3.6
19.1
na
26.4
Australian Capital Territory
58.7
17.8
na
76.5
59.1
19.0
na
78.1
Australia
245.2
1,139.4
160.0
1,544.6
245.4
1,157.9
159.8
1,563.1

Original

New South Wales
59.6
351.6
51.6
462.9
59.9
373.5
51.1
484.6
Victoria
53.8
245.0
36.7
335.5
53.5
253.7
36.5
343.7
Queensland
32.3
227.8
39.2
299.2
32.2
239.9
38.4
310.4
South Australia
14.5
93.0
10.1
117.5
14.5
97.7
9.9
122.1
Western Australia
16.5
120.9
15.5
152.9
16.7
129.1
15.8
161.6
Tasmania
6.0
31.7
4.2
41.9
5.8
35.1
4.1
45.0
Northern Territory
3.4
18.4
3.3
25.1
3.6
19.3
3.4
26.2
Australian Capital Territory
58.3
16.9
na
75.2
59.4
18.9
na
78.4
Australia
244.3
1,105.2
160.5
1,510.0
245.6
1,167.2
159.3
1,572.0

na not available

2. PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS, Level of government - States & territories: Original

March Quarter 2004
June Quarter 2004
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

New South Wales
752.4
4,927.2
534.0
6,213.6
882.6
4,783.4
535.1
6,201.1
Victoria
709.3
2,735.4
305.5
3,750.2
810.9
3,053.4
311.1
4,175.4
Queensland
394.2
2,622.1
390.3
3,406.6
457.7
2,905.1
384.2
3,747.0
South Australia
181.6
1,056.6
99.7
1,337.8
205.9
1,116.6
98.9
1,421.4
Western Australia
195.5
1,452.5
135.3
1,783.3
226.2
1,358.2
142.6
1,727.0
Tasmania
73.9
337.0
38.7
449.6
81.3
382.5
38.9
502.7
Northern Territory
40.8
231.0
17.6
289.4
49.3
271.2
19.3
339.8
Australian Capital Territory
854.0
209.9
na
1,063.9
981.0
249.9
na
1,231.0
Australia
3,201.7
13,571.8
1,521.1
18,294.6
3,694.7
14,120.5
1,530.1
19,345.3

na not available

3. PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES AND GROSS EARNINGS, Industry: Original

Employees
Gross earnings
February
2004
May
2004
March
Quarter 2004
June
Quarter 2004
'000
'000
$m
$m

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
3.3
3.2
37.3
40.6
Manufacturing
3.7
3.8
66.1
64.6
Electricity, gas and water supply
41.2
40.5
664.4
703.9
Construction
11.7
10.3
165.9
144.8
Transport and storage
39.3
39.5
570.6
623.5
Communication services
73.1
73.0
936.1
1,060.4
Finance and insurance
10.5
10.5
156.0
160.3
Property and business services
27.4
27.5
388.7
414.1
Government administration and defence
402.5
406.0
4,665.0
5,128.8
Education
425.5
484.5
4,872.9
5,213.7
Health and community services
340.2
341.3
4,097.0
4,060.1
Cultural and recreational services
27.8
28.9
317.4
347.7
Personal and other services
102.5
102.0
1,348.4
1,374.2
All industries(a)
1,510.0
1,572.0
18,294.6
19,345.3

(a) Includes Mining, Wholesale trade, Retail trade and Accommodation, cafes and restaurants.


NOTES


INTRODUCTION

This publication presents statistics of the number of wage and salary earners (employees) and their gross earnings. These statistics are obtained from the quarterly Survey of Employment and Earnings - Public Sector (SEE).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Greg Hilton on Perth (08) 9360 5141. As well as the statistics included in this publication, other data from the Survey of Employment and Earnings are available either as time series spreadsheets (see links below) or, on request, as customised reports. If you wish to discuss individual requests, please telephone Greg Hilton.


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