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Workforce Overview

Staffing by Average Strength

Defence Workforce by Gender and Employment Category

Table 3.10 ADF Permanent and Reserve Forces, and APS Personnel, by Gender and Employment Category (1) (2)
As at 30 June 2004 As at 30 June 2005
Men % Women % Men % Women %
Navy
Trained Force
Officers 1,683 12.7 334 2.5 1,654 12.9 342 2.7
Other ranks 7,542 57.1 1,475 11.2 7,480 58.2 1,483 11.5
Training Force
Officers 597 4.5 194 1.5 628 4.9 201 1.6
Other ranks 1,082 8.2 298 2.3 884 6.9 183 1.4
Total 10,904 82.6 2,301 17.4 10,646 82.8 2,209 17.2
Army
Trained Force
Officers 3,925 15.4 639 2.5 3,967 15.8 644 2.6
Other ranks 17,214 67.6 1,732 6.8 16,915 67.4 1,723 6.9
Training Force
Officers 569 2.3 105 0.4 553 2.2 99 0.4
Other ranks 1,138 4.5 133 0.5 1142 4.5 70 0.3
Total 22,846 89.8 2,609 10.2 22,577 89.9 2,536 10.1
Air Force
Trained Force
Officers 2,964 21.8 509 3.8 2,882 21.8 517 3.9
Other ranks 7,516 55.3 1,279 9.4 7,367 55.6 1,304 9.8
Training Force
Officers 526 3.9 137 1.0 505 3.8 140 1.1
Other ranks 539 4.0 112 0.8 464 3.5 62 0.5
Total 11,545 (3) 85.0 2,037 15.0 11,218 84.7 2,023 15.3
ADF Permanent
Trained Force
Officers 8,573 16.4 1,482 2.8 8,503 16.6 1,503 2.9
Other ranks 32,272 61.8 4,486 8.6 31,762 62.0 4,510 8.8
Training Force
Officers 1,693 3.2 436 0.8 1,686 3.3 440 0.9
Other ranks 2,759 5.3 543 1.1 2,490 4.9 315 0.6
Total 45,295 86.7 6,947 13.3 44,441 86.8 6,768 13.2
Reserves (4)
Navy 2,032 9.2 500 2.3 2,504 11.4 628 2.9
Army 14,304 64.5 2,578 11.6 13,910 63.3 2,351 10.7
Air Force 2,212 10.0 528 2.4 2078 9.5 497 2.3
Total 18,548 83.7 3,606 16.3 18,492 84.2 3,476 15.8
APS
Total 12,376 65.0 6,652 35.0 11,706 63.1 6,850 36.9

Notes

  1. Figures in the table are actual staff numbers as at 30 June 2004 and 30 June 2005.
  2. Percentage figures are calculated against the employment category totals. The Service totals for 2004-05 can be found in Table 3.14.
  3. Adjusted from 11,548 to 11,545 to account for three retrospective separations.
  4. Figures are Reserves on full-time service and those with training obligations.
Table 3.11 APS Personnel by Gender and Category as at 30 June 2005 (1) (2) (3)
Category Gender Full time Part time Total
Ongoing employees Male 11,333 52 11,385
Female 6,078 210 6,288
Non ongoing employees Male 312 9 321
Female 533 29 562
Total Male 11,645 61 11,706
Female 6,611 239 6,850
Total APS personnel 18,256 300 18,556

Notes

  1. Figures in this table show actual staff numbers.
  2. Figures include paid and unpaid staff.
  3. Figures exclude locally engaged civilians overseas.
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