Defence workforce by gender & employment category

Table A7.3 ADF Permanent, Gap Year and Reserves Forces, and APS, by gender and employment category[1][2][3]
As at 30 June 2008 As at 30 June 2009
Men % Women % Men % Women %
Navy[4][5]
Trained Force
Officers 1,754 13.6 393 3.1 1,753 13.5 397 3.1
Other Ranks 6,304 49.0 1,202 9.3 6,376 49.1 1,242 9.6
Training Force
Officers 638 5.0 204 1.6 616 4.7 205 1.6
Other Ranks 1,841 14.3 540 4.2 1,857 14.3 531 4.1
Total Navy 10,537 81.8 2,339 18.2 10,602 81.7 2,375 18.3
Army[6]
Trained Force
Officers 4,165 15.8 644 2.4 4,241 15.2 677 2.4
Other Ranks 16,655 63.0 1,582 6.0 17,255 62.0 1,676 6.0
Training Force
Officers 775 2.9 156 0.6 892 3.2 159 0.6
Other Ranks 2,269 8.6 179 0.7 2,752 9.9 176 0.6
Total Army 23,864 90.3 2,561 9.7 25,140 90.3 2,688 9.7
Air Force[7]
Trained Force
Officers 3,034 21.9 643 4.6 3,143 22.0 680 4.8
Other Ranks 7,311 52.8 1,365 9.9 7,446 52.2 1,417 9.9
Training Force
Officers 536 3.9 172 1.2 520 3.6 176 1.2
Other Ranks 678 4.9 103 0.7 758 5.3 123 0.9
Total Air Force 11,559 83.5 2,283 16.5 11,867 83.2 2,396 16.8
ADF Permanent
Trained Force
Officers 8,953 16.8 1,680 3.2 9,137 16.6 1,754 3.2
Other Ranks 30,270 57.0 4,149 7.8 31,077 56.4 4,335 7.9
Training Force
Officers 1,949 3.7 532 1.0 2,028 3.7 540 1.0
Other Ranks 4,788 9.0 822 1.5 5,367 9.7 830 1.5
Total ADF Permanent 45,960 86.5 7,183 13.5 47,609 86.5 7,459 13.5
Gap Year
Navy 35 6.2 47 8.3 79 14.5 91 16.7
Army 310 54.8 77 13.6 204 37.4 70 12.8
Air Force 58 10.2 39 6.9 59 10.8 42 7.7
Total Gap Year 403 71.2 163 28.8 342 62.8 203 37.2
Reserves[8]
Navy 3,749 15.1 939 3.8 3,826 15.0 945 3.7
Army 14,341 57.6 2,404 9.7 14,678 57.6 2,386 9.4
Air Force(13) 2,705 10.9 738 3.0 2,851 11.2 807 3.2
Total Reserves 20,795 83.6 4,081 16.4 21,355 83.8 4,138 16.2
APS[9][10][11] 9,185 57.8 6,699 42.2 8,720 57.2 6,523 42.8
Total[12] 55,145 79.9 13,882 20.1 56,329 80.1 13,982 19.9

Notes

  1. Figures in this table show actual employee numbers (headcount) as at 30 June 2008 and 30 June 2009.
  2. ADF Permanent headcount does not include Gap Year participants who are reported separately in this table.
  3. Percentage figures are calculated against the individual Service totals. The Service totals for 2008-09 can be found in Table A7.1.
  4. The Navy’s permanent strength as at 30 June 2008 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 2008 adjusted to account for retrospective transactions.
  7. The Air Force’s permanent strength as at 30 June 2008 adjusted for one retrospective separation and incorrect recording of gender.
  8. Reserves include all active members (training, deployed and other part-time military work commitments) and those on Continuous Full-Time Service as at 30 June 2009.
  9. The APS headcount does not include DMO employees.
  10. 30 June 2009 figures for APS include 2,630 APS employees that are also counted as Reserve members.
  11. APS strength as at 30 June 2008 adjusted to account for retrospective hire, separation and transfer transactions.
  12. Grand Total only includes ADF Permanent and APS.
  13. The Air Force's reserve strength as at 30 June 2008 adjusted for retrospective transactions.
Table A7.4 APS by gender and category[1][2][3]
As at 30 June 2008[4] As at 30 June 2009
Full-time Part-time[5] Total Full-time Part-time[5] Total
Ongoing employees
Males 8,896 108 9,004 8,457 121 8,578
Females 5,851 637 6,488 5,624 666 6,290
Total Ongoing 14,747 745 15,492 14,081 787 14,868
Non-ongoing employees
Males 160 21 181 122 20 142
Females 172 39 211 198 35 233
Total Non-ongoing 332 60 392 320 55 375
Males 9,056 129 9,185 8,579 141 8,720
Females 6,023 595 6,618 5,822 701 6,523
Total APS 15,079 805 15,884 14,401 842 15,243

Notes

  1. Figures in this table are actual employee numbers (headcount) as at 30 June 2008 and 30 June 2009.
  2. Figures include paid and unpaid employees.
  3. Figures do not include DMO employees.
  4. Figures for 2007-08 adjusted to account for retrospective transactions.
  5. Part-time now includes staff with weekly hours less than the standard hours, regardless of position type, rather than only members in part-time positions.