Defence Workforce by Employment Location

Table A7.5 Distribution of Defence workforce by employment location as at
30 June 2009[1]
NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT[2] O/S[3] Total
Permanent Forces[4][5][6]
Navy 6,076 1,807 850 70 2,194 19 639 1,147 175 12,977
Army 6,925 3,105 9,941 559 836 88 3,895 2,186 293 27,828
Air Force 5,191 1,005 2,823 1,797 428 14 1,013 1,696 296 14,263
Sub-total 18,192 5,917 13,614 2,426 3,458 121 5,547 5,029 764 55,068
Gap Year 
Navy - 170 - - - - - - - 170
Army 125 103 42 - - - 4 - - 274
Air Force 1 100 - - - - - - - 101
Sub-total 126 373 42 - - - 4 - - 545
Reserve Forces[6][7] 
Navy 1,215 489 710 166 833 177 100 1,078 3 4,771
Army 4,784 2,915 4,249 1,340 1,781 579 721 687 8 17,064
Air Force 881 459 927 392 261 52 123 563 - 3,658
Sub-total 6,880 3,863 5,886 1,898 2,875 808 944 2,328 11 25,493
ADF Total 25,198 10,153 19,542 4,324 6,333 929 6,495 7,357 775 81,106
APS[8][9][10] 2,374 2,540 1,130 1,853 422 97 399 6,341 87 15,243
Total 27,572 12,693 20,672 6,177 6,755 1,026 6,894 13,698 862 96,349

Notes

  1. Figures in this table show actual employees numbers (headcount) as at 30 June 2009, not average funded strengths.
  2. ACT includes employees located at Jervis Bay.
  3. Overseas figures represent employees posted for long-term duty.
  4. Permanent Forces figures include paid and unpaid members.
  5. Employees are shown in the location that they are administered.
  6. Members 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 staff.
  9. APS figures do not include DMO employees.
  10. 30 June 2009 figures for APS include 2,630 APS employees that are also counted as Reserve members.
Table A7.6 Distribution of APS by employment location as at 30 June 2009[1][2]
NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT[3] O/S[4] Total
Secretary - - - - - - 1 - 1
Senior Executive Service[5] 1 5 1 8 - - - 99 1 115
SES relief staffing[6] - - - - - - - 12 - 12
Executive levels[7] 258 566 72 736 54 7 37 2,224 59 4,013
Executive relief staffing[8] 30 9 9 20 5 1 8 218 1 301
Other APS Levels[9] 2,085 1,960 1,048 1,089 363 89 354 3,787 26 10,801
Total 2,374 2,540 1,130 1,853 422 97 399 6,341 87 15,243

Notes

  1. Figures in this table show actual employee numbers as at 30 June 2009 and include paid and unpaid staff.
  2. Figures do not include APS employees in DMO.
  3. ACT includes employees located at Jervis Bay.
  4. Overseas figures represent staff on long-term duty.
  5. Senior Executive Service includes Band 1, 2 and 3 SES, 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.