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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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Defence

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Defence is one of the largest employers in Australia, with a diverse workforce of over 100,000 employees, including permanent ADF and APS staff, part-time staff, Gap Year participants and reservists. Key aspects of the Defence workforce data, as at 30 June 2011, are shown in tables 6.1 to 6.4, and include:

  • The ADF workforce comprised 83,681, including 18,906 Navy permanent and reserve members, 46,438 Army permanent and reserve members and 18,337 Air Force permanent and reserve members.
  • The total APS workforce was 22,421, including all APS staff recorded as active employees, that is, full-time, part-time, ongoing and non-ongoing employees in both the Department of Defence and the Defence Materiel Organisation.
  • ADF Reserve Force members totalled 25,542, of whom 1,591 were also Defence APS employees.
  • ADF Gap Year participants totalled 377 - 284 for Army and 93 for Navy. Note that these personnel are not represented in the tables below.

6.1 DEFENCE STAFF (PERMANENT ADF AND APS), by gender and employment category—as at 30 June 2011(a)(b)(c)

Men
%
Women
%

Navy
11 411
81.5%
2 584
18.5%
Army
26 583
90.1%
2 919
9.9%
Air Force
12 145
82.9%
2 497
17.1%
ADF Total
50 139
86.2%
8 000
13.8%
APS Total(d)
13 350
59.5%
9 071
40.5%
Total
63 489
78.8%
17 071
21.2%

(a) Figures in this table show actual employee numbers (headcount) as at 30 June 2011. They exclude reservists (see table 6.2 below).
(b) Percentage figures are calculated against each Service total (Navy, Army and Air Force).
(c) APS figures as at 30 June 2011 include 1,591 employees who are also ADF Reserve members.
(d) APS total includes DMO personnel.

Source: Department of Defence.

6.2 ADF RESERVE WORKFORCE, by gender and employment category—as at 30 June 2011(a)(b)

Men
%
Women
%

Navy
3 909
15.3%
1 002
3.9%
Army
14 662
57.4%
2 274
8.9%
Air Force
2 908
11.4%
787
3.1%
Total
21 479
84.1%
4 063
15.9%

(a) Percentage figures are calculated against ADF Reserve Services total (Navy, Army and Air Force).
(b) APS figures as at 30 June 2011 include 1,591 employees who are also ADF Reserve members.

Source: Department of Defence.

6.3 DISTRIBUTION OF DEFENCE PERMANENT WORKFORCE, by employment location—as at 30 June 2011(a)(b)(c)

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT(d)
O/S(e)
Total

Navy
6 826
1 646
963
80
2 266
18
692
1 357
147
13 995
Army
6 371
3 354
11 333
1 305
863
88
3 740
2 176
272
29 502
Air Force
5 487
949
2 965
1 795
389
7
1 093
1 693
264
14 642
ADF
18 684
5 949
15 261
3 180
3 518
113
5 525
5 226
683
58 139
APS Total(f)
3 685
4 457
1 505
2 357
635
89
387
9 185
121
22 421
Total
22 369
10 406
16 766
5 537
4 153
202
5 912
14 411
804
80 560

(a) Figures in this table show actual employee numbers (headcount) as at 30 June 2011.
(b) Employees are shown in the location where they are administered.
(c) Members serving on ships are included against the state or territory in which the ship is home-ported.
(d) ACT figures include employees located in the Jervis Bay Territory.
(e) Overseas figures represent employees posted for long-term duty.
(f) APS figures include full-time, part-time, ongoing and non-ongoing staff.

Source: Department of Defence.

6.4 DISTRIBUTION OF ADF RESERVE WORKFORCE, by employment location—as at 30 June 2011(a)(b)(c)

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT(d)
O/S(e)
Total

Navy
1 328
554
804
198
871
146
134
859
17
4 911
Army
4 801
2 965
4 185
1 220
1 727
599
624
815
16 936
Air Force
965
363
950
392
265
43
145
572
3 695
Total
7 094
3 882
5 939
1 810
2 863
788
903
2 246
17
25 542

(a) Figures in this table show actual employee numbers (headcount) as at 30 June 2011.
(b) Employees are shown in the location where they are administered.
(c) Members serving on ships are included against the state or territory in which the ship is home-ported.
(d) ACT figures include employees located in the Jervis Bay Territory.
(e) Overseas figures represent employees posted for long-term duty.

Source: Department of Defence.

 

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