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6248.0 - Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia, Jun 2003  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/09/2003   
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JUNE QUARTER 2003 KEY FIGURES



ESTIMATES
May
% change
% change
2003
Feb 2003 to
May 2002 to
’000
May 2003
May 2003
Employees - Trend

Commonwealth Government
242.8
0.5
-0.5
State Government
1,115.5
0.5
1.5
Local Government
157.0
0.8
3.3
Total Public Sector
1,515.3
0.5
1.4
Employees - Seasonally adjusted
Commonwealth Government
243.3
0.6
-0.8
State Government
1,119.6
1.5
0.8
Local Government
158.6
3.3
5.5
Total Public Sector
1,521.5
1.5
1.0

Jun Qtr
% change
% change
2003
Mar Qtr 2003
Jun Qtr 2002
to Jun Qtr
to Jun Qtr
$m
2003
2003
Gross earnings - Original
Commonwealth Government
3,049.1
-10.8
3.4
State Government
13,183.7
2.6
6.3
Local Government
1,447.8
3.9
8.2
Total Public Sector
17,680.7
0.1
5.9


Graph - Public Sector employees
Graph - gross quarterly earnings


JUNE QUARTER 2003 KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • From May 2002 to May 2003 the number of public sector employees increased by 20,800 (1.4%) to 1,515,300.
  • In the same period the number of employees increased in local government by 3.3% and in state government by 1.5%, but decreased in Commonwealth government by 0.5%.


NOTES


FUTURE ISSUES

This issue of Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia (cat. no. 6248.0) is the final release in the form of a printed publication. The publication will be replaced with a quarterly electronic publication, containing a small number of summary tables, available free from the ABS web site.


NOTES ON ESTIMATES

The privatisation of public financial and public trading enterprises has affected estimates at the sector level over recent years. Mainly Commonwealth government and state government enterprises, principally engaged in Electricity, gas and water supply, Transport and storage and Finance and insurance, have been privatised.


SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error refer to Technical Notes.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact Naomi Summers on Perth (08) 9360 5141, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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