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Workforce Overview

Actual Staffing as at 30 June 2004

ADF Enlistments and Recruiting (continued)

Table 5.17 Reserve Force Recruiting Activity for 2002-03 and 2003-04
  Navy Army Air Force ADF
2002-03
Total inquiries(1) 898 24,946 2,876 28,727
Formal applications 157 7,622 577 8,356
Applicants enlisted 54 2,889 122 3,065
Target 160 3,129 316 3,605
Percentage achieved 34 92 39 85
2003-04
Total inquiries(2) 1,115 19,510 3,320 23,945
Formal applications 90 6,222 1,546 7,858
Applicants enlisted 31 2,317 146 2,494
Target 73 2,759 283 3,115
Percentage achieved 42 84 52 80

Notes

  1. This figure includes an additional seven part-time tri-Service inquiries that relate to inquirers who were undecided on which Service they wished to join.
  2. There were an additional 25,008 general inquiries, for permanent and Reserve service in the ADF, via a tri-Service Internet portal that was introduced in 2003-04.

Chart 5.4 Reserve Force Recruiting Target versus Achievement for 2002-03 and 2003-04

Chart 5.4 - select to access source table

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Separations

In 2003-04, separation rates for the permanent force were:

  • Navy - 10 per cent;
  • Army - 11 per cent;
  • Air Force - 7 per cent; and
  • ADF - 10 per cent.

The total number of ADF separations increased slightly from 2002-03, due largely to increased separations by Army other ranks and Air Force officer cadets. Separation rates remain below the ten-year average separation rate for each Service and the ADF as a whole.

Table 5.18 ADF Permanent Force Separations 2002-03 and 2003-04(1)(2)
    Voluntary Involuntary(3) Age Retirement Cadets and Trainees Total
2002-03
Navy Officers 176 17 5 41 239
  Other ranks 778 157 - 317 1,252
Army Officers 323 35 12 98 468
  Other ranks 1,190 428 9 412 2,039
Air Force Officers 209 10 1 35 255
  Other ranks 652 71 20 111 854
Total ADF Officers 708 62 18 174 962
Other ranks 2,620 656 29 840 4,145
2003-04
Navy Officers 154 17 1 49 221
  Other ranks 715 146 - 247 1,108
Army Officers 302 32 4 101 439
  Other ranks 1,310 654 6 402 2,372
Air Force Officers 200 11 1 69 281
  Other ranks 515 67 25 110 717
Total ADF Officers 656 60 6 219 941
Other ranks 2,540 867 31 759 4,197

Notes

  1. Figures in this table show actual staff.
  2. Non-effective personnel (personnel on maternity leave and leave without pay) and Reserves completing periods of full-time duty are not included.
  3. 'Involuntary' primarily comprises members who were medically unfit or unsuitable for further training.

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Table 5.19 APS Separations 2002-03 and 2003-04
  Voluntary Involuntary Resignation/Retirement Transfers(1) Total
2002-03
SES - - 9 1 10
Senior Officers 32 10 172 26 240
Other Staff 69 91 1,894 115 2,169
Total APS 101 101 2,075 142 2,419
2003-04
SES 8 1 7 6 22
Senior Officers 34 13 183 51 281
Other Staff 91 110 1,314 132 1647
Total APS 133 124 1,504 189 1,950

Note

  1. Transfers to other agencies.

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