Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
6248.0.55.001 - Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia, Mar 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/06/2005   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

MARCH QUARTER 2005 KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • From February 2004 to February 2005 the number of public sector employees increased by 36,700 (2.4%) to 1,580,900.
  • In the same period the number of employees increased in local government by 3.4%, in state government by 2.4% and in Commonwealth government by 1.8%.


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

MARCH QUARTER 2005 KEY FIGURES

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

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES
Trend estimates
Commonwealth Government
248.6
0.4
1.8
State Government
1,168.3
0.0
2.4
Local Government
164.0
0.5
3.4
Total Public Sector
1,580.9
0.2
2.4
Seasonally Adjusted estimates
Commonwealth Government
249.3
1.1
1.8
State Government
1,162.4
-0.9
1.9
Local Government
163.8
0.4
2.9
Total Public Sector
1,575.5
-0.5
2.0

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

PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS
Original estimates
Commonwealth Government
3,384.8
-14.1
5.7
State Government
14,115.9
-9.0
4.0
Local Government
1,589.9
-6.2
4.5
Total Public Sector
19,090.5
-9.7
4.4



TABLES

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

November 2004
February 2005
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Trend

New South Wales
59.8
374.4
51.5
485.7
59.6
375.7
51.3
486.6
Victoria
55.7
253.7
37.9
347.3
56.6
254.2
38.4
349.2
Queensland
32.5
238.8
39.2
310.5
32.7
238.1
39.7
310.5
South Australia
14.4
99.6
9.8
123.8
14.4
99.2
9.9
123.5
Western Australia
16.0
128.5
17.1
161.6
15.8
128.3
17.5
161.6
Tasmania
5.9
34.7
na
44.9
6.0
34.5
na
44.9
Northern Territory
3.5
19.4
na
26.2
3.4
19.5
na
26.2
Australian Capital Territory
59.7
18.7
na
78.4
60.1
18.8
na
78.9
Australia
247.5
1,167.8
163.1
1,578.4
248.6
1,168.3
164.0
1,580.9

Seasonally Adjusted

New South Wales
59.6
377.6
51.2
488.4
59.5
373.4
51.1
484.0
Victoria
55.2
252.0
37.8
345.0
57.1
254.7
38.4
350.2
Queensland
32.7
240.5
39.0
312.2
32.6
236.5
40.1
309.2
South Australia
14.4
101.3
9.8
125.5
14.5
97.3
10.0
121.8
Western Australia
15.9
129.3
17.3
162.5
15.8
127.8
17.2
160.8
Tasmania
5.9
34.8
na
44.9
6.1
34.3
na
44.7
Northern Territory
3.4
19.3
na
26.1
3.4
19.5
na
26.3
Australian Capital Territory
59.6
18.7
na
78.3
60.3
18.9
na
79.2
Australia
246.7
1,173.5
163.1
1,583.3
249.3
1,162.4
163.8
1,575.5

Original

New South Wales
59.5
383.4
51.5
494.4
59.4
359.3
51.1
469.8
Victoria
56.0
254.5
38.0
348.5
56.8
247.7
38.6
343.1
Queensland
32.7
242.2
39.1
313.9
32.6
230.9
40.3
303.9
South Australia
14.5
102.4
9.9
126.8
14.5
94.8
10.0
119.3
Western Australia
15.8
132.4
17.4
165.7
15.9
123.5
17.3
156.7
Tasmania
6.0
35.3
4.4
45.7
6.0
32.5
4.4
42.9
Northern Territory
3.4
19.5
3.4
26.3
3.4
19.1
3.4
25.9
Australian Capital Territory
59.7
19.4
na
79.1
59.9
17.8
na
77.7
Australia
247.6
1,189.2
163.6
1,600.4
248.4
1,125.7
165.1
1,539.2

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

December Quarter 2004
March Quarter 2005
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

New South Wales
929.1
5,368.2
581.7
6,879.0
791.6
4,948.3
540.7
6,280.6
Victoria
886.3
3,235.5
354.0
4,475.8
785.1
2,969.3
330.7
4,085.1
Queensland
494.4
3,107.4
428.9
4,030.6
406.2
2,797.6
400.7
3,604.5
South Australia
224.1
1,230.4
106.0
1,560.5
190.5
1,095.8
104.7
1,391.0
Western Australia
232.4
1,595.3
163.2
1,991.0
193.8
1,414.3
153.6
1,761.6
Tasmania
85.9
410.8
43.3
539.9
75.7
381.3
42.4
499.4
Northern Territory
47.5
279.9
18.7
346.2
42.3
258.4
17.1
317.9
Australian Capital Territory
1,040.4
281.6
na
1,322.0
899.5
251.0
na
1,150.5
Australia
3,940.0
15,509.1
1,695.8
21,145.0
3,384.8
14,115.9
1,589.9
19,090.5

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

Employees
Gross earnings
November
2004
February
2005
December
Quarter 2004
March
Quarter 2005
'000
'000
$m
$m

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
3.2
3.3
45.9
42.6
Manufacturing
5.0
5.1
91.5
85.8
Electricity, gas and water supply
41.9
42.8
787.6
708.5
Construction
4.5
4.4
58.9
52.7
Transport and storage
43.7
40.6
752.5
627.8
Communication services
73.8
74.0
1,106.1
963.7
Finance and insurance
10.1
10.1
169.5
153.1
Property and business services
28.5
28.5
466.2
402.3
Government administration and defence
411.0
410.9
5,577.5
4,964.3
Education
496.1
431.0
5,873.2
4,842.5
Health and community services
343.9
351.1
4,218.8
4,455.7
Cultural and recreational services
27.9
27.8
374.1
341.3
Personal and other services
109.6
108.6
1,613.8
1,441.8
All industries(a)
1,600.4
1,539.2
21,145.0
19,090.5

(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).


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.


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.

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.