This section outlines the changes in the workforce that occurred during 2008-09 and provides workforce information as at 30 June 2009. It includes numbers of people (headcount), employment categories, locations and gender information. The figures shown for APS staff do not include those employed by the DMO.
At 30 June 2009, Defence had 70,311 permanent employees comprising 55,068 permanent ADF members and 15,243 APS staff.
In the 12 months to June 2009, the permanent ADF strength increased by 1,925. The Reserve Force comprised 25,493 employees. The total ADF workforce was 81,106, and included 17,918 Navy Permanent, Gap Year and Reserve members, 45,166 Army Permanent, Gap Year and Reserve members and 18,022 Air Force Permanent, Gap Year and Reserve members. In the 12 months to 30 June 2009, the Reserve component of the ADF increased by 617, from 24,876 to 25,493. This included both Reservists on Continuous Full Time Service and Active Reserves. At 30 June 2009, 2,630 Reservists were also Defence APS employees.
At 30 June 2009 there were 15,243 APS staff. This number included all APS staff recorded as active employees and included full-time, part-time, ongoing and non-ongoing, and paid and unpaid employees.
Figure A7.1 shows the percentage of Defence people by type of service (ADF, APS, Reserves) and Figure A7.2 by the Service to which they belong. In addition to military and APS employees, Defence engages a number of contractors as part of its total workforce. Further details are provided in Table 2.8 in Chapter 2.
Figure A7.1 Defence workforce estimate by type as at 30 June 2009
Figure A7.2 Defence workforce estimate by Service as at 30 June 2009
Tables A7.1 through to A7.6 provide information on Defence staffing levels showing rank/level, gender, location and with some tables highlighting Defence Senior Management.
- Figures do not include Gap Year program, which is reported in Table A7.2, nor any Reserves including those on Continuous Full-Time Service.
- The Navy's permanent strength as at 30 June 2008 adjusted to account for retrospective transactions. The Army's permanent strength as at 30 June 2008 adjusted to account for retrospective transactions. The Air Force's permanent strength as at 30 June 2008 adjusted to account for one retrospective separation.
- APS strength as at 30 June 2008 was adjusted to account for retrospective hire, separation and transfer transactions.
- Net Transfers represents the net effect of transfers between Defence and the DMO for APS. This figure may differ from the DMO figures in Volume 2 of this report due to differing data run dates.
- APS figures include paid and unpaid employees, which covers full-time, part-time, ongoing and non-ongoing employees.
- 700 participants are recruited each calendar year. However, the distribution within each calendar year (and consequently financial year totals) varies as Service intake and training schedules dictate.