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6248.0.55.001 - Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia, Sep 2003  
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SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2003 KEY POINTS


Trend estimates

  • From August 2002 to August 2003 the number of public sector employees increased by 26,700 (1.8%) to 1,524,500.
  • In the same period the number of employees in local government increased by 2.7%, in state government by 1.9% and in Commonwealth government by 0.6%.

Public sector employees
Graph: Public sector employees







SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2003 KEY FIGURES


Aug 2003
May 2003 to Aug 2003
Aug 2002 to Aug 2003
'000
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES
Trend estimates
Commonwealth Government
242.9
0.1
0.6
State Government
1,124.4
0.6
1.9
Local Government
157.2
0.4
2.7
Total Public Sector
1,524.5
0.5
1.8
Seasonally adjusted estimates
Commonwealth Government
242.5
-0.3
0.7
State Government
1,126.5
0.6
2.4
Local Government
156.2
-1.5
1.6
Total Public Sector
1,525.2
0.2
2.0



Sep Qtr 2003
Jun Qtr 2003 to Sep Qtr 2003
Sep Qtr 2002 to Sep Qtr 2003
$m
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS
Original estimates
Commonwealth Government
3,673.2
20.5
5.7
State Government
13,583.5
3.0
7.3
Local Government
1,501.8
3.7
7.5
Total Public Sector
18,758.4
6.1
7.0





TABLES

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

May 2003
August 2003
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Trend

New South Wales
60.8
363.2
50.1
474.1
60.6
365.0
50.3
475.9
Victoria
53.2
246.8
35.3
335.3
53.0
246.8
35.3
335.1
Queensland
32.0
229.0
38.4
299.4
32.6
232.4
38.5
303.5
South Australia
14.7
90.6
9.5
114.8
14.6
91.0
9.7
115.3
Western Australia
15.5
119.2
15.9
150.6
15.8
120.1
15.9
151.8
Tasmania
5.8
32.8
na
42.7
5.8
32.9
na
42.7
Northern Territory
3.4
18.0
na
24.6
3.3
18.1
na
24.7
Australian Capital Territory
57.2
17.8
na
75.0
57.2
18.1
na
75.3
Australia
242.6
1,117.4
156.5
1,516.5
242.9
1,124.4
157.2
1,524.5

Seasonally Adjusted

New South Wales
60.6
364.6
50.5
475.7
61.0
364.2
50.3
475.5
Victoria
53.8
245.9
35.2
334.9
52.4
247.1
35.5
335.0
Queensland
32.4
231.1
39.3
302.8
32.4
233.2
38.0
303.6
South Australia
14.8
91.0
9.6
115.4
14.5
91.1
9.7
115.3
Western Australia
15.4
118.6
16.3
150.3
16.0
121.4
15.5
152.9
Tasmania
5.8
32.5
na
42.5
5.8
33.1
na
42.9
Northern Territory
3.4
18.0
na
24.9
3.3
18.1
na
24.6
Australian Capital Territory
57.1
17.9
na
75.0
57.1
18.3
na
75.4
Australia
243.3
1,119.6
158.6
1,521.5
242.5
1,126.5
156.2
1,525.2

Original

New South Wales
61.3
368.2
50.5
480.1
60.4
367.3
49.9
477.5
Victoria
53.2
249.0
35.2
337.4
52.7
248.2
35.3
336.2
Queensland
32.2
232.2
38.8
303.1
32.3
234.7
38.3
305.2
South Australia
14.6
91.2
9.5
115.4
14.7
91.8
9.6
116.2
Western Australia
15.5
118.0
16.4
150.0
15.9
122.8
15.2
154.0
Tasmania
5.8
33.2
4.2
43.1
5.7
33.5
4.0
43.3
Northern Territory
3.4
18.1
3.2
24.7
3.3
18.2
3.3
24.7
Australian Capital Territory
57.6
17.9
na
75.6
57.1
18.6
na
75.7
Australia
243.6
1,127.9
157.9
1,529.3
242.0
1,135.1
155.5
1,532.7

na not available


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

June Quarter 2003
September Quarter 2003
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

New South Wales
749.0
4,517.1
507.2
5,773.3
890.8
4,946.0
531.0
6,367.9
Victoria
678.4
2,968.7
286.5
3,933.6
832.8
2,716.0
296.0
3,844.8
Queensland
380.4
2,685.5
366.7
3,432.6
463.9
2,573.0
377.7
3,414.5
South Australia
177.7
994.3
90.9
1,262.9
212.3
1,028.1
98.2
1,338.6
Western Australia
176.0
1,264.9
141.3
1,582.2
219.0
1,442.1
142.7
1,803.8
Tasmania
68.1
320.7
38.5
427.3
79.2
375.3
39.6
494.0
Northern Territory
39.7
217.1
16.7
273.4
45.7
255.4
16.5
317.6
Australian Capital Territory
779.8
215.5
na
995.4
929.6
247.5
na
1,177.2
Australia
3,049.1
13,183.7
1,447.8
17,680.7
3,673.2
13,583.5
1,501.8
18,758.4

na not available


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

Employees
Gross earnings
May 2003
August 2003
June Quarter 2003
September Quarter 2003
'000
'000
$m
$m

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
2.9
3.2
36.1
37.1
Manufacturing
1.7
1.7
22.1
24.5
Electricity, gas and water supply
40.2
40.5
646.7
667.9
Construction
16.5
16.1
221.3
230.1
Transport and storage
38.4
38.6
601.1
583.6
Communication services
74.8
74.1
927.1
1,195.7
Finance and insurance
10.3
10.2
152.6
162.6
Property and business services
30.1
28.0
393.4
430.2
Government administration and defence
394.7
394.3
4,508.1
4,848.2
Education
460.1
464.4
4,881.3
5,026.4
Health and community services
328.2
331.0
3,669.5
3,907.3
Cultural and recreational services
26.8
27.3
305.6
318.8
Personal and other services
103.2
101.9
1,305.1
1,314.5
All industries(a)
1,529.3
1,532.7
17,680.7
18,758.4

(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).


Inquiries

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Kate Greenwood 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 Kate Greenwood.


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