6248.0.55.002 - Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, 2014-15 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/11/2015   
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Employees June 2015
Cash wages and salaries 2014-15

Commonwealth Government
20 059.5
State Government
1 476.2
109 233.4
Local Government
11 795.8
Total Public Sector
1 898.8
141 088.7

  • In June 2015 there were 1,898,800 public sector employees. There were 235,300 employees in Commonwealth government, 1,476,200 in state government and 187,200 in local government.
  • In 2014-15, the total cash wages and salaries for the public sector was $141,088.7 million.

  • This collection covers public sector organisations, including Commonwealth and state/territory government organisations, local government authorities, public corporations, universities, non-profit institutions controlled by the government, government marketing boards, legislative courts, municipal authorities and other statutory authorities. Organisations are classified to Level of Government by determining the institutional unit (i.e. Commonwealth, state or local government) deemed to exercise control. The estimates in this release may differ from other available information due to differences in coverage and/or the classification of organisations. For further details, refer to paragraphs 29 - 34 of the Explanatory Notes.

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