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Workforce Overview

Staffing by Average Strength

Distribution of Defence Personnel

Table 3.14 Distribution of Defence Personnel by Employment Location as at 30 June 2005 (1)
NSW Vic Qld SA WA TAS NT ACT (2) O/S (3) Total
Permanent Forces (4)(5)
Navy (6) 5,586 1,803 789 70 2,636 14 549 1,242 166 12,855
Army 5,672 3,120 9,106 656 838 119 3,368 1,972 262 25,113
Air Force 4,880 1,015 2,330 1,753 426 8 1,092 1,492 245 13,241
Sub Total 16,138 5,938 12,225 2,479 3,900 141 5,009 4,706 673 51,209
Reserve Forces (5)(7)(8)
Navy 922 304 453 137 431 137 36 710 2 3,132
Army 4,369 2,788 4,252 1,245 1,734 638 679 513 43 16,261
Air Force 602 332 716 261 198 47 64 355 2,575
Sub Total 5,893 3,424 5,421 1,643 2,363 822 779 1,578 45 21,968
Total 22,031 9,362 17,646 4,122 6,263 963 5,788 6,284 718 73,177
APS (9) 3,431 3,804 1,407 1,975 605 96 397 6,742 99 18,556
Grand Total 25,462 13,166 19,053 6,097 6,868 1,059 6,185 13,026 817 91,733

Notes

  1. Figures in this table show actual staff numbers as at 30 June 2005 and are not average funded strengths.
  2. ACT includes personnel located at Jervis Bay.
  3. Permanent Forces and Reserves overseas represent personnel posted for long-term duty and deployments.
  4. Permanent Forces figures include paid and unpaid members.
  5. Personnel are shown in the location from which they are administered.
  6. Personnel serving in ships are included against the state or territory in which the ship is home ported.
  7. Reserve Forces figures include Reserves on continuous full-time service.
  8. Figures are Reserves with training obligations.
  9. APS figures include full time, part time, ongoing, non-ongoing, paid and unpaid employees.
Table 3.15 Distribution of APS Personnel by Employment Location as at 30 June 2005 (1)
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT O/S (2) Total
Secretary - - - - - - - 1 - 1
Senior Executive Service (3) - 6 2 10 - - - 95 2 115
SES Relief Staffing (4) - 1 - 3 - - - 12 - 16
Executive Levels (5) 356 705 85 705 68 5 23 2,055 70 4,072
Executive Relief Staffing (6) 21 26 8 5 5 - 2 202 12 281
Other APS Levels (7) 3,054 3,066 1,313 1,254 532 91 372 4,374 15 14,071
Total 3,431 3,804 1,408 1,977 605 96 397 6,739 99 18,556

Notes

  1. Figures show staff numbers as at 30 June 2005 and include personnel who are on some form of unpaid leave.
  2. Overseas figures represent personnel posted for long and short-term duty as at 30 June 2005.
  3. Senior Executive Service includes Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Deputy Secretaries, First Assistant Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries, Chiefs of Division and Medical Officer 6 substantive classifications.
  4. SES relief staffing indicates non-SES officers who are temporarily acting in SES positions. These officers are on higher duties while the incumbents are taking leave, acting in higher positions or on secondment to other agencies.
  5. Executive levels include Executive Levels 1 and 2.
  6. Executive relief staffing indicates APS levels temporarily acting in executive level positions pending permanent filling action or while incumbents are taking leave, acting in higher positions or on secondment to other agencies.
  7. APS levels include Australian Public Service levels 1 to 6.
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