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6248.0.55.001 - Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia, Sep 2004  
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SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2004 KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • From August 2003 to August 2004 the number of public sector employees increased by 51,900 (3.4%) to 1,574,500.
  • In the same period the number of employees increased in state government by 3.7%, in local government by 3.5% and in Commonwealth government by 1.8%.



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


SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2004 KEY FIGURES

Aug 2004
May 2004
to Aug 2004
Aug 2003
to Aug 2004
'000
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES
Trend estimates
Commonwealth Government
247.0
0.5
1.8
State Government
1,165.3
1.0
3.7
Local Government
162.2
1.0
3.5
Total Public Sector
1,574.5
0.9
3.4
Seasonally Adjusted estimates
Commonwealth Government
247.0
0.7
1.9
State Government
1,163.5
0.5
3.3
Local Government
162.5
1.7
4.0
Total Public Sector
1,573.0
0.6
3.2

Sep Qtr 2004
Jun Qtr 2004
to Sep Qtr 2004
Sep Qtr 2003
to Sep Qtr 2004
$m
% change
% change

PUBLIC SECTOR GROSS EARNINGS
Original estimates
Commonwealth Government
3,367.1
-8.9
-8.3
State Government
14,467.0
2.5
6.5
Local Government
1,615.1
5.6
7.6
Total Public Sector
19,449.3
0.5
3.7


TABLES

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

May 2004
August 2004
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Trend

New South Wales
59.8
368.3
51.6
479.7
60.2
371.0
52.1
483.3
Victoria
54.3
252.5
36.9
343.7
54.9
254.9
37.3
347.1
Queensland
32.2
236.4
38.7
307.3
32.1
238.5
38.9
309.5
South Australia
14.5
97.3
9.9
121.7
14.4
99.3
9.9
123.6
Western Australia
16.5
127.4
15.9
159.8
16.5
128.8
16.4
161.7
Tasmania
5.9
34.2
na
44.3
5.9
34.9
na
45.0
Northern Territory
3.5
19.0
na
26.0
3.6
19.3
na
26.3
Australian Capital Territory
59.0
18.5
na
77.5
59.4
18.6
na
78.0
Australia
245.7
1,153.6
160.6
1,559.9
247.0
1,165.3
162.2
1,574.5

Seasonally Adjusted

New South Wales
59.3
369.4
51.1
479.8
60.7
370.6
52.5
483.8
Victoria
54.0
250.1
36.5
340.6
55.0
256.3
37.6
348.9
Queensland
32.2
238.5
38.8
309.5
32.0
237.9
38.4
308.3
South Australia
14.7
97.3
10.0
122.0
14.4
99.2
9.7
123.3
Western Australia
16.7
130.0
15.5
162.2
16.2
127.0
16.9
160.1
Tasmania
5.8
34.5
na
44.5
5.9
34.8
na
44.9
Northern Territory
3.6
19.1
na
26.4
3.5
19.3
na
26.1
Australian Capital Territory
59.1
19.0
na
78.1
59.3
18.4
na
77.7
Australia
245.4
1,157.9
159.8
1,563.1
247.0
1,163.5
162.5
1,573.0

Original

New South Wales
59.9
373.5
51.1
484.6
60.2
374.2
52.0
486.3
Victoria
53.5
253.7
36.5
343.7
55.2
257.1
37.3
349.5
Queensland
32.2
239.9
38.4
310.4
32.1
239.7
38.8
310.6
South Australia
14.5
97.7
9.9
122.1
14.5
100.2
9.7
124.4
Western Australia
16.7
129.1
15.8
161.6
16.2
128.5
16.5
161.2
Tasmania
5.8
35.1
4.1
45.0
5.9
35.3
4.1
45.4
Northern Territory
3.6
19.3
3.4
26.2
3.5
19.3
3.4
26.3
Australian Capital Territory
59.4
18.9
na
78.4
59.2
18.8
na
78.0
Australia
245.6
1,167.2
159.3
1,572.0
246.7
1,173.1
161.8
1,581.6

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

June Quarter 2004
September Quarter 2004
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
C'wealth
State
Local
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

New South Wales
882.6
4,783.4
535.1
6,201.1
794.4
5,232.6
563.7
6,590.7
Victoria
810.9
3,053.4
311.1
4,175.4
766.8
2,941.0
331.9
4,039.6
Queensland
457.7
2,905.1
384.2
3,747.0
402.3
2,795.3
413.8
3,611.4
South Australia
205.9
1,116.6
98.9
1,421.4
189.6
1,112.2
102.5
1,404.3
Western Australia
226.2
1,358.2
142.6
1,727.0
197.0
1,540.5
146.1
1,883.7
Tasmania
81.3
382.5
38.9
502.7
71.6
377.1
40.1
488.8
Northern Territory
49.3
271.2
19.3
339.8
42.8
236.9
17.1
296.8
Australian Capital Territory
981.0
249.9
na
1,231.0
902.6
231.5
na
1,134.0
Australia
3,694.7
14,120.5
1,530.1
19,345.3
3,367.1
14,467.0
1,615.1
19,449.3

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

Employees
Gross earnings
May
2004
August
2004
June
Quarter 2004
September
Quarter 2004
'000
'000
$m
$m

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
3.2
3.2
40.6
37.9
Manufacturing
3.8
4.7
64.6
86.5
Electricity, gas and water supply
40.5
41.3
703.9
726.3
Construction
10.3
10.4
144.8
195.6
Transport and storage
39.5
39.7
623.5
592.0
Communication services
73.0
73.2
1,060.4
958.3
Finance and insurance
10.5
10.0
160.3
155.0
Property and business services
27.5
28.2
414.1
433.5
Government administration and defence
406.0
405.2
5,128.8
4,947.8
Education
484.5
486.8
5,213.7
5,341.6
Health and community services
341.3
341.9
4,060.1
4,169.1
Cultural and recreational services
28.9
28.1
347.7
336.2
Personal and other services
102.0
107.7
1,374.2
1,460.2
All industries(a)
1,572.0
1,581.6
19,345.3
19,449.3

(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 Greg Hilton 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 Greg Hilton.


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