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Workforce Overview

Actual Staffing as at 30 June 2004

This section outlines the changes in the workforce that occurred during 2003-04, and provides personnel information at, or up to, 30 June 2004. It includes numbers of personnel, employment categories and locations, gender information, and details of recruiting and separation during the year.

At 30 June 2004, Defence had 71,273 permanent employees comprising 52,245 permanent ADF members and 19,028 APS personnel. The ADF Reserve Force comprised 22,154 employees. The total ADF workforce included 15,737 Navy permanent and Reserve members, 42,337 Army permanent and Reserve members and 16,325 Air Force permanent and Reserve members. The charts below show the percentage of personnel by type of service (ADF, APS, Reserves) and then by the Service to which they belong.

Chart 5.2 Defence Workforce Staffing as at 30 June 2004

Chart 5.2 - select to access source table

At 30 June 2004, there were 19,030 APS personnel. This number includes all APS personnel Defence has recorded as employees and includes full-time, part-time, ongoing and non-ongoing, and paid and unpaid employees.

This was 60 less personnel than the same time last year and is an overall decrease of approximately 0.3 per cent. This reflects the planned reduction in APS numbers in response to significant APS workforce growth during 2001 and 2002. The reductions were partially offset by civilianisation of Service positions in non-operational functions, an increase in personnel for the war against terrorism, support of increased operational commitments and delays in market-testing elements of the workforce. More women worked in Defence this year with 12 more than the 30 June 2003 level, an increase of just under 0.2 per cent. The decrease in male participation was 72 below the 30 June 2003 level or slightly under 0.6 per cent.

Professional Service Providers are persons contracted for specialist tasks for finite periods. Examples include health professionals and para-professionals, project managers and information technology engineers. The cost of Professional Service Providers is predominantly recorded as supplier expenses. In accordance with the Defence Workforce Plan 2004-14, Professional Service Providers are managed as part of the total Defence workforce using the full-time equivalent average as a measure. The employment of around 1,900 Professional Service Providers is not included in Chart 5.1 above.

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Table 5.8 Defence Personnel Comparison as at 30 June 2003(1) and 30 June 2004
  Navy Army Air Force APS Total
2002-03
Permanent 12,864 25,289 13,638 - 51,791
Public Service - - - 19,088 19,088
Total 12,864 25,289 13,638 19,088 70,879
2003-04
Separations(2)
Permanent 1,329 2,811 998 - 5,138
Public Service - - - 1,950 1,950
Sub-total 1,329 2,811 998 1,950 7,088
2003-04
Additions(3)
Permanent 1,670 2,977 945 - 5,592
Public Service - - - 1,890 1,890
Sub-total 1,670 2,977 945 1,890 7,482
2003-04
Permanent 13,205 25,455 13,585 - 52,245
Public Service - - - 19,028 19,028
Total 13,205 25,455 13,585 19,028 71,273
Variation 341 166 -53 -60 394

Notes

  1. 30 June 2003 figures are sourced from the Defence Annual Report 2002-03.
  2. Separations include all personnel who have left the Defence workforce through voluntary and involuntary redundancy, age or voluntary retirement, or transfer to other agencies.
  3. Additions include all personnel who have joined the Defence workforce through direct recruitment action, including transfers from other agencies and non-ongoing personnel.

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