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6248.0.55.001 - Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia, Jun 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2005   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

May 2005
Feb 2005 to May 2005
May 2004 to May 2005
'000
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES
Trend estimates
Commonwealth Government
250.7
0.6
2.0
State Government
1 181.2
0.5
2.1
Local Government
167.1
1.3
4.0
Total Public Sector
1 599.0
0.6
2.3
Seasonally Adjusted estimates
Commonwealth Government
251.4
0.8
2.4
State Government
1 187.9
1.9
2.4
Local Government
168.5
2.9
5.1
Total Public Sector
1 607.8
1.8
2.7

Jun Qtr 2005
Mar Qtr 2005 to Jun Qtr 2005
Jun Qtr 2004 to Jun Qtr 2005
$m
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS
Original estimates
Commonwealth Government
3 963.5
17.1
7.3
State Government
15 596.0
10.4
10.2
Local Government
1 671.2
5.1
9.2
Total Public Sector
21 230.7
11.2
9.6

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



JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • From May 2004 to May 2005 the number of public sector employees increased by 36,000 (2.3%) to 1,599,000.
  • In the same period the number of employees increased in local government by 4.0%, state government by 2.1% and in Commonwealth government by 2.0%.


NOTES

NOTES ON ESTIMATES

Revisions have been made to previously published data for March quarter 2004 to March quarter 2005 inclusive as a result of collecting better quality data and correcting errors in previously reported data. The revisions affect estimates for State Government in Victoria, the Education industry, and higher level aggregates which include these estimates.

FORTHCOMING CHANGES

Concurrent seasonal adjustment


From the September 2005 issue of this publication, the ABS will use concurrent seasonal adjustment in the Survey of Employment and Earnings (SEE), replacing the forward factor adjustment method currently used to produce seasonally adjusted estimates. Concurrent seasonal adjustment uses original data up to and including the current quarter to update seasonal factors each quarter, whereas the forward factor adjustment method only updates seasonal factors annually.


As a result of the quarterly updating of seasonal factors, seasonally adjusted estimates will be revised each quarter under the concurrent adjustment method, compared with annual revisions under the forward factor method. However, the degree of revision will generally be less under the concurrent adjustment method (i.e. initial seasonally adjusted estimates will be closer on average to their final values), as any change in seasonality will be picked up sooner.



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TABLES


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

February 2005
May 2005
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Trend

New South Wales
59.6
373.8
51.2
484.6
59.3
372.2
50.8
482.3
Victoria
56.6
258.5
38.6
353.7
57.4
261.3
39.2
357.9
Queensland
32.7
239.5
40.3
312.5
32.9
240.9
41.7
315.5
South Australia
14.6
100.0
9.9
124.5
14.8
100.6
10.0
125.4
Western Australia
15.9
129.9
17.3
163.1
15.9
132.0
17.3
165.2
Tasmania
6.0
34.8
na
45.1
6.1
34.9
na
45.3
Northern Territory
3.4
19.5
na
26.4
3.5
19.7
na
26.8
Australian Capital Territory
60.3
19.1
na
79.4
60.8
19.6
na
80.4
Australia
249.1
1 175.1
165.0
1 589.2
250.7
1 181.2
167.1
1 599.0

Seasonally Adjusted

New South Wales
59.5
373.4
51.1
484.0
59.5
370.5
51.0
481.0
Victoria
57.1
r258.1
38.4
r353.6
57.4
263.2
39.5
360.1
Queensland
32.6
236.5
40.1
309.2
32.9
243.0
42.2
318.1
South Australia
14.5
97.3
10.0
121.8
14.9
102.3
9.9
127.1
Western Australia
15.8
127.8
17.2
160.8
16.0
133.8
17.3
167.1
Tasmania
6.1
34.3
na
44.7
6.2
35.3
na
45.6
Northern Territory
3.4
19.5
na
26.3
3.5
19.9
na
27.0
Australian Capital Territory
60.3
18.9
na
79.2
61.0
19.9
na
80.9
Australia
249.3
r1 165.8
163.8
r1 578.9
251.4
1 187.9
168.5
1 607.8

Original

New South Wales
59.4
359.3
51.1
469.8
60.0
375.4
51.2
486.6
Victoria
56.8
r251.0
38.6
r346.4
56.7
266.2
39.5
362.4
Queensland
32.6
230.9
40.3
303.9
32.9
245.1
41.6
319.6
South Australia
14.5
94.8
10.0
119.3
14.7
102.9
10.0
127.6
Western Australia
15.9
123.5
17.3
156.7
16.1
134.1
17.5
167.6
Tasmania
6.0
32.5
4.4
42.9
6.1
36.0
4.2
46.2
Northern Territory
3.4
19.1
3.4
25.9
3.6
20.0
3.5
27.0
Australian Capital Territory
59.9
17.8
na
77.7
61.4
19.9
na
81.3
Australia
248.4
r1 129.0
165.1
r1 542.5
251.4
1 199.6
167.3
1 618.3

na not available
r revised

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

March Quarter 2005
June Quarter 2005
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

New South Wales
791.6
4 948.3
540.7
6 280.6
916.8
5 302.9
566.8
6 786.5
Victoria
785.1
r2 976.2
330.7
r4 092.0
900.3
3 277.4
340.3
4 517.9
Queensland
406.2
2 797.6
400.7
3 604.5
485.1
3 111.8
436.7
4 033.7
South Australia
190.5
1 095.8
104.7
1 391.0
224.5
1 251.3
107.6
1 583.4
Western Australia
193.8
1 414.3
153.6
1 761.6
228.2
1 643.6
160.9
2 032.6
Tasmania
75.7
381.3
42.4
499.4
90.4
422.1
39.9
552.5
Northern Territory
42.3
258.4
17.1
317.9
51.6
297.3
19.1
367.9
Australian Capital Territory
899.5
251.0
na
1 150.5
1 066.5
289.6
na
1 356.2
Australia
3 384.8
r14 122.8
1 589.9
r19 097.4
3 963.5
15 596.0
1 671.2
21 230.7

na not available
r revised

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

Employees
Gross earnings
February 2005
May 2005
March Quarter 2005
June Quarter 2005
'000
'000
$m
$m

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
3.3
3.4
42.6
44.7
Manufacturing
5.1
5.0
85.8
87.9
Electricity, gas and water supply
42.8
43.4
708.5
763.5
Construction
4.4
4.5
52.7
61.9
Transport and storage
40.6
40.9
627.8
681.3
Communication services
74.0
74.6
963.7
1 124.1
Finance and insurance
10.1
10.3
153.1
165.4
Property and business services
28.5
28.6
402.3
467.5
Government administration and defence
410.9
419.7
4 964.3
5 564.5
Education
r434.3
499.6
r4 849.4
5 917.5
Health and community services
351.1
351.2
4 455.7
4 361.6
Cultural and recreational services
27.8
28.0
341.3
379.0
Personal and other services
108.6
108.1
1 441.8
1 601.7
All industries(a)
r1 542.5
1 618.3
r19 097.4
21 230.7

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

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