Defence Workforce by Gender & Employment Category

Table A1.3 ADF Permanent, Gap Year and Reserves Forces, and APS personnel, by gender and employment category[1] [2] [3]
As at 30 June 2007 As at 30 June 2008
Men % Women % Men % Women %
Navy[4][5]
Trained Force
Officers 1,699 13.4 360 2.8 1,738 13.5 381 3.0
Other Ranks 6,397 50.6 1,205 9.5 6,266 48.7 1,188 9.2
Training Force
Officers 639 5.1 193 1.5 655 5.1 215 1.7
Other Ranks 1,698 13.4 447 3.5 1,875 14.6 559 4.3
Total Navy 10,433 82.6 2,205 17.4 10,534 81.8 2,343 18.2
Army[6]
Trained Force
Officers 4,033 16.0 641 2.5 4,182 15.8 642 2.4
Other Ranks 15,860 63.1 1,566 6.2 16,629 62.9 1,582 6.0
Training Force
Officers 673 2.7 154 0.6 759 2.9 164 0.6
Other Ranks 2,087 8.3 128 0.5 2,288 8.7 183 0.7
Total Army 22,653 90.1 2,489 9.9 23,858 90.3 2,571 9.7
Air Force[7]
Trained Force
Officers 2,916 21.7 586 4.4 3,034 21.9 643 4.6
Other Ranks 7,123 53.1 1,308 9.8 7,310 52.8 1,366 9.9
Training Force
Officers 555 4.1 152 1.1 536 3.9 172 1.2
Other Ranks 657 4.9 110 0.8 674 4.9 108 0.8
Total Air Force 11,251 83.9 2,156 16.1 11,554 83.5 2,289 16.5
ADF Permanent
Trained Force
Officers 8,648 16.9 1,587 3.1 8,954 16.8 1,666 3.1
Other Ranks 29,380 57.4 4,079 8.0 30,205 56.8 4,136 7.8
Training Force
Officers 1,867 3.6 499 1.0 1,950 3.7 551 1.0
Other Ranks 4,442 8.7 685 1.3 4,837 9.1 850 1.6
Total ADF Permanent 44,337 86.6 6,850 13.4 45,946 86.4 7,203 13.6
Gap Year
Navy - - - - 36 6.4 46 8.1
Army - - - - 310 54.8 77 13.6
Air Force - - - - 58 10.2 39 6.9
Total Gap Year - - - - 404 71.4 162 28.6
Reserves[8]
Navy 3,300 13.9 839 3.5 3,750 15.1 942 3.8
Army 14,208 59.7 2,383 10.0 14,309 57.5 2,408 9.7
Air Force 2,464 10.3 616 2.6 2,736 11.0 740 3.0
Total Reserves 19,972 83.9 3,838 16.1 20,795 83.6 4,090 16.4
APS[9][10][11] 9,307 58.7 6,546 41.3 9,188 57.8 6,710 42.2
Total[12] 53,644 81.0 13,396 19.0 55,134 79.8 13,913 20.2

Notes

  1. Figures in this table show actual employee numbers (headcount) as at 30 June 2007 and 30 June 2008.
  2. ADF Permanent headcount does not include Gap Year personnel who are reported separately in this table.
  3. Percentage figures are calculated against the individual Service totals. The Service totals for 2007-08 can be found in Table A1.1.
  4. The Navy's permanent strength as at 30 June 2007 adjusted to account for retrospective separations and members who failed to enlist.
  5. Seaman-ranked sailors have been classified in the Training Force.
  6. The Army's permanent strength as at 30 June 2007 adjusted to account for retrospective transactions.
  7. The Air Force's permanent strength as at 30 June 2007 adjusted for one retrospective transaction.
  8. Reserves include all active personnel (training, deployed and other part-time military work commitments) and those on Continuous Full-Time Service as at 30 June 2008.
  9. The APS headcount does not include DMO employees.
  10. 30 June 2008 figures for APS include 1,005 APS employees that are also counted as Reserve members.
  11. APS strength as at 30 June 2007 adjusted to account for retrospective hire, separation and transfer transactions.
  12. Total only includes ADF Permanent and APS personnel.
Table A1.4 APS personnel by gender and category [1] [2] [3]
  As at 30 June 2007[4] As at 30 June 2008
  Full-time Part-time[5] Total Full-time Part-time[5] Total
Ongoing employees
Males 8,984 95 9,079 8,864 106 8,970
Females 5,699 566 6,265 5,788 626 6,414
Total Ongoing 14,683 661 15,344 14,652 732 15,384
Non-ongoing employees
Males 203 25 228 194 24 218
Females 252 29 281 246 50 296
Total Non-ongoing 455 54 509 440 74 514
Total Males 9,187 120 9,307 9,058 130 9,188
Total Females 5,951 595 6,546 6,034 676 6,710
Total APS personnel 15,138 715 15,853 15,092 806 15,898

Notes

  1. Figures in this table are actual employee numbers (headcount) as at 30 June 2007 and 30 June 2008.
  2. Figures include paid and unpaid employees.
  3. Figures do not include DMO employees.
  4. Figures for 2006-07 adjusted to account for retrospective transactions.
  5. Part-time now includes personnel with weekly hours less than the standard hours, regardless of position type, rather than only members in part-time positions.
Table A1.5 Distribution of Defence personnel by employment location as at 30 June 2008 [1]
  NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT[2] O/S[3] Total
Permanent Forces[4][5][6]
Navy 5,760 1,950 815 68 2,286 17 610 1,170 201 12,877
Army 6,404 2,919 9,410 585 828 84 3,786 2,093 320 26,429
Air Force 4,944 945 2,694 1,749 410 9 1,048 1,725 319 13,843
Sub-Total 17,108 5,814 12,919 2,402 3,524 110 5,444 4,988 840 53,149
Gap Year
Navy - 82 - - - - - - - 82
Army 197 119 41 2 - - 28 - - 387
Air Force - 97 - - - - - - - 97
Sub-Total 197 298 41 2 - - 28 - - 566
Reserve Forces[6][7]
Navy 1,313 424 730 168 784 165 94 1,006 8 4,692
Army 4,242 2,711 4,280 1,228 1,708 542 885 637 484 16,717
Air Force 821 446 888 382 272 55 124 486 2 3,476
Sub-Total 6,376 3,581 5,898 1,778 2,764 762 1,103 2,129 494 24,885
ADF Total 23,681 9,693 18,858 4,182 6,288 872 6,575 7,117 1,334 78,600
APS[8][9][10] 2,513 2,692 1,210 1,917 479 106 457 6,431 93 15,898
Total 26,194 12,385 20,068 6,099 6,767 978 7,032 13,548 1,427 94,498

Notes

  1. Figures in this table show actual employee numbers (headcount) as at 30 June 2008, not average funded strengths.
  2. ACT includes personnel located at Jervis Bay.
  3. Overseas figures represent personnel posted for long-term duty and deployments.
  4. Permanent Forces figures include paid and unpaid personnel.
  5. Personnel are shown in the location that they are administered.
  6. Personnel serving on 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. APS figures include paid and unpaid employees, which covers full-time, part-time, ongoing and non-ongoing personnel.
  9. APS figures do not include DMO employees.
  10. 30 June 2008 figures for APS include 1,005 APS employees that are also counted as Reserve members.
Table A1.6 Distribution of APS personnel by employment location as at 30 June 2008 [1] [2]
  NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT[3] O/S[4] Total
Secretary - - - - - - - 1 - 1
Senior Executive Service[5] - 4 1 7 - - - 99 1 112
SES relief staffing[6] - 1 - - - - - 11 - 12
Executive levels[7] 245 557 64 721 52 8 39 2,110 67 3,863
Executive relief staffing[8] 32 20 15 20 1 1 5 215 3 312
Other APS Levels[9] 2,236 2,110 1,130 1,169 426 97 413 3,995 22 11,598
Total 2,513 2,692 1,210 1,917 479 106 457 6,431 93 15,898

Notes

  1. Figures in this table show actual employee numbers as at 30 June 2008 and include paid and unpaid personnel.
  2. Figures do not include APS employees in DMO.
  3. ACT includes personnel located at Jervis Bay.
  4. Overseas figures represent personnel on long-term duty.
  5. Senior Executive Service includes Deputy Secretary, First Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Chief of Division and Medical Officer Class 6 classifications.
  6. SES relief staffing indicates non-SES officers who are temporarily acting in SES positions. These officers are on Additional Responsibility Payments (ARP) while the incumbents are taking leave, acting in higher positions or on secondment to other agencies.
  7. Includes Executive Levels 1 and 2.
  8. Executive relief staffing indicates APS levels on Additional Responsibility Payments while the incumbents are taking leave, acting in higher positions or on secondment to other agencies.
  9. Other APS levels include levels 1 to 6.