6248.0.55.002 - Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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1. PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES, Level of government - States and territories


June 2016(a)
June 2017
Commonwealth
State
Local
Total
Commonwealth
State
Local
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

New South Wales
56.1
463.0
54.3
573.4
53.4
469.1
55.9
578.3
Victoria
47.2
351.9
51.6
450.7
46.3
358.3
50.9
455.5
Queensland
28.6
310.3
40.9
379.8
28.6
322.3
41.8
392.7
South Australia
15.3
116.3
10.9
142.5
14.8
115.8
11.3
141.9
Western Australia
12.9
167.5
21.9
202.3
12.3
171.9
22.7
207.0
Tasmania
5.2
np
np
47.1
5.2
np
np
48.2
Northern Territory
4.3
26.6
2.9
33.8
4.1
27.1
3.0
34.3
Australian Capital Territory
73.6
np
np
98.6
75.0
np
np
99.0
Australia
243.2
1 498.5
186.5
1 928.1
239.8
1 527.6
189.5
1 956.8

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Data have been revised

2. PUBLIC SECTOR CASH WAGES AND SALARIES, Level of government - States and territories

2015-16(a)
2016-17
Commonwealth
State
Local
Total
Commonwealth
State
Local
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

New South Wales
4 613.0
34 730.8
3 558.1
42 901.9
4 582.8
35 913.9
3 739.6
44 236.3
Victoria
3 864.9
25 306.7
3 021.7
32 193.3
3 948.9
26 569.6
3 104.0
33 622.5
Queensland
2 282.2
24 135.8
2 999.9
29 417.8
2 284.0
25 526.5
3 078.9
30 889.3
South Australia
1 287.9
8 736.2
735.1
10 759.1
1 284.5
9 014.0
784.5
11 082.9
Western Australia
969.1
14 369.2
1 311.6
16 649.9
948.4
14 404.3
1 376.3
16 729.0
Tasmania
399.2
np
np
3 537.5
406.4
np
np
3 618.8
Northern Territory
321.1
2 436.8
154.4
2 912.3
319.4
2 515.0
161.6
2 996.0
Australian Capital Territory
7 241.3
np
np
9 383.1
7 299.1
np
np
9 385.5
Australia
20 978.7
114 760.2
12 016.2
147 755.0
21 073.4
119 000.6
12 486.3
152 560.3

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Data have been revised

3. PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES AND CASH WAGES AND SALARIES, Industry

Employees Cash wages and salaries
June 2016(a)
June 2017
2015-16(a)
2016-17
'000
'000
$m
$m

Electricity, gas, water and waste services
54.5
48.7
6 040.2
5 539.0
Construction
6.3
8.7
571.1
836.5
Transport, postal and warehousing
83.5
80.4
7 195.5
7 021.2
Information media and telecommunications
15.8
16.8
1 456.2
1 655.4
Financial and insurance services
11.1
13.0
1 177.6
1 428.4
Rental, hiring and real estate services
5.2
5.1
425.5
417.9
Professional, scientific and technical services
30.8
26.6
2 599.3
2 511.6
Public administration and safety
607.0
616.1
49 361.0
50 539.3
Education and training
603.8
616.9
40 102.3
41 391.0
Health care and social assistance
479.0
492.9
36 835.1
39 112.5
Arts and recreation services
16.5
16.5
940.8
973.0
Other industries(b)
14.6
15.1
1 050.3
1 134.5
All industries
1 928.1
1 956.8
147 755.0
152 560.3

(a) Data have been revised
(b) Includes Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining, Manufacturing, Wholesale trade, Retail trade, Accommodation and food services, Administrative and support services and Other services.