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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2006  
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As one of the largest employers in Australia, Defence has a diverse workforce of approximately 90,000 people made up of:

  • 51,000 permanent ADF personnel comprising the Navy, Army and Air Force
  • 21,000 active Reservists, with the Army employing around 70% of all Reservists
  • 18,000 Australian Public Service civilian staff consisting of permanent, temporary and part-time employees.

Contractors and Australian industry also contribute to the Defence workforce by providing support in a variety of areas and are an important element of the total Defence effort.

Detailed information on the Defence workforce can be found at <http://www.defence.gov.au/annualreports/>.

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