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6248.0.55.002 - Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, 2007-08 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/02/2009  First Issue
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KEY FIGURES

Employees
June 2008
Cash wages and salaries(a)
2007-08
'000
$m

Commonwealth Government
237.1
15 320.3
State Government
1 342.6
77 218.8
Local Government
171.7
7 941.5
Total Public Sector
1 751.4
100 480.7

(a) Comprises regular and irregular cash wages and salaries, including amounts salary sacrificed. See paragraph 2 of the Explanatory Notes.

KEY POINTS

  • In June 2008 there were 1,751,400 public sector employees. There were 237,100 employees in Commonwealth government, 1,342,600 in state government and 171,700 in local government.


NOTES


FIRST ISSUE

This is the first issue of Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, produced from the annual Survey of Employment and Earnings. Prior to 2007-08, the survey was undertaken on a quarterly basis. Results from the quarterly SEE were published in Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia (cat. no. 6248.0.55.001).

Care should be taken when comparing estimates of employee remuneration in this publication with those published from the quarterly SEE, because of differences in the concept being measured. For further information refer to paragraphs 16 to 18 of the Explanatory Notes.


INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION

The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (cat. no. 1292.0). For further details see paragraph 13 of the Explanatory Notes.


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