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6248.0.55.001 - Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia, Dec 2004  
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DECEMBER QUARTER 2004 KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • From November 2003 to November 2004 the number of public sector employees increased by 51,500 (3.4%) to 1,582,900.
  • In the same period the number of employees increased in state government by 3.8%, in local government by 3.5% and in Commonwealth government by 1.4%.


Public sector employees
Graph: Public sector employees (000), Seasonally adjusted and Trend




DECEMBER QUARTER 2004 KEY FIGURES


Nov 2004
Aug 2004
to Nov 2004
Nov 2003
to Nov 2004
'000
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES
Trend estimates
Commonwealth Government
246.8
0.1
1.4
State Government
1,173.2
0.7
3.8
Local Government
162.9
0.6
3.5
Total Public Sector
1,582.9
0.6
3.4
Seasonally Adjusted estimates
Commonwealth Government
246.5
-0.2
1.8
State Government
1,172.9
0.8
4.1
Local Government
162.8
0.2
4.2
Total Public Sector
1,582.2
0.6
3.7

Dec Qtr 2004
Sep Qtr 2004
to Dec Qtr 2004
Dec Qtr 2003
to Dec Qtr 2004
$m
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS
Original estimates
Commonwealth Government
3,940.0
17.0
7.4
State Government
15,509.1
7.2
11.9
Local Government
1,695.8
5.0
9.6
Total Public Sector
21,145.0
8.7
10.8


TABLES

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

August 2004
November 2004
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Trend

New South Wales
59.9
372.2
51.7
483.8
60.0
376.0
51.6
487.6
Victoria
54.8
253.3
37.3
345.4
55.2
253.1
37.8
346.1
Queensland
32.3
238.8
38.8
309.9
32.5
240.9
38.8
312.2
South Australia
14.5
99.3
9.8
123.6
14.4
100.8
9.7
124.9
Western Australia
16.3
128.6
16.6
161.5
15.9
129.3
17.4
162.6
Tasmania
5.9
34.7
na
44.8
5.8
34.9
na
45.0
Northern Territory
3.5
19.2
na
26.2
3.5
19.4
na
26.2
Australian Capital Territory
59.3
18.6
na
77.9
59.5
18.8
na
78.3
Australia
246.5
1,164.7
162.0
1,573.2
246.8
1,173.2
162.9
1,582.9

Seasonally Adjusted

New South Wales
60.7
370.6
52.5
483.8
59.5
377.5
51.1
488.1
Victoria
55.0
256.3
37.6
348.9
55.2
251.2
37.8
344.2
Queensland
32.0
237.9
38.4
308.3
32.8
240.9
39.0
312.7
South Australia
14.4
99.2
9.7
123.3
14.4
101.0
9.8
125.2
Western Australia
16.2
127.0
16.9
160.1
15.8
129.5
17.4
162.7
Tasmania
5.9
34.8
na
44.9
5.8
34.7
na
44.8
Northern Territory
3.5
19.3
na
26.1
3.4
19.3
na
26.0
Australian Capital Territory
59.3
18.4
na
77.7
59.6
18.8
na
78.4
Australia
247.0
1,163.5
162.5
1,573.0
246.5
1,172.9
162.8
1,582.2

Original

New South Wales
60.2
374.2
52.0
486.3
59.5
383.4
51.5
494.4
Victoria
55.2
257.1
37.3
349.5
56.0
254.5
38.0
348.5
Queensland
32.1
239.7
38.8
310.6
32.7
242.2
39.1
313.9
South Australia
14.5
100.2
9.7
124.4
14.5
102.4
9.9
126.8
Western Australia
16.2
128.5
16.5
161.2
15.8
132.4
17.4
165.7
Tasmania
5.9
35.3
4.1
45.4
6.0
35.3
4.4
45.7
Northern Territory
3.5
19.3
3.4
26.3
3.4
19.5
3.4
26.3
Australian Capital Territory
59.2
18.8
na
78.0
59.7
19.4
na
79.1
Australia
246.7
1,173.1
161.8
1,581.6
247.6
1,189.2
163.6
1,600.4

na not available
2. PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS, Level of government - States & territories: Original

September Quarter 2004
December Quarter 2004
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

New South Wales
794.4
5,232.6
563.7
6,590.7
929.1
5,368.2
581.7
6,879.0
Victoria
766.8
2,941.0
331.9
4,039.6
886.3
3,235.5
354.0
4,475.8
Queensland
402.3
2,795.3
413.8
3,611.4
494.4
3,107.4
428.9
4,030.6
South Australia
189.6
1,112.2
102.5
1,404.3
224.1
1,230.4
106.0
1,560.5
Western Australia
197.0
1,540.5
146.1
1,883.7
232.4
1,595.3
163.2
1,991.0
Tasmania
71.6
377.1
40.1
488.8
85.9
410.8
43.3
539.9
Northern Territory
42.8
236.9
17.1
296.8
47.5
279.9
18.7
346.2
Australian Capital Territory
902.6
231.5
na
1,134.0
1,040.4
281.6
na
1,322.0
Australia
3,367.1
14,467.0
1,615.1
19,449.3
3,940.0
15,509.1
1,695.8
21,145.0

na not available
3. PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES AND GROSS EARNINGS, Industry: Original

Employees
Gross earnings
August 2004
November 2004
September Quarter 2004
December Quarter 2004
'000
'000
$m
$m

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
3.2
3.2
37.9
45.9
Manufacturing
4.7
5.0
86.5
91.5
Electricity, gas and water supply
41.3
41.9
726.3
787.6
Construction
10.4
4.5
195.6
58.9
Transport and storage
39.7
43.7
592.0
752.5
Communication services
73.2
73.8
958.3
1,106.1
Finance and insurance
10.0
10.1
155.0
169.5
Property and business services
28.2
28.5
433.5
466.2
Government administration and defence
405.2
411.0
4,947.8
5,577.5
Education
486.8
496.1
5,341.6
5,873.2
Health and community services
341.9
343.9
4,169.1
4,218.8
Cultural and recreational services
28.1
27.9
336.2
374.1
Personal and other services
107.7
109.6
1,460.2
1,613.8
All industries(a)
1,581.6
1,600.4
19,449.3
21,145.0

(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 Peta Sheehan 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 Peta Sheehan.


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