Appendix 7
People

Defence actual staffing

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
Permanent 56.5%, Gap Year 0.6%, Reserves 26.2%, APS 16.3%, Contractors 0.4%

Figure A7.2 Defence workforce estimate by Service as at 30 June 2009
Navy 18.4%, Army 46.4%, Air Force 18.5%, APS 16.3%, Contractors 0.4%

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.

Table A.1 Defence workforce comparison as at 30 June 2008 and 30 June 2009
Navy Army Air Force ADF APS[6]
30 June 2008
Permanent[1][2] 12,876 26,425 13,842 53,143  
APS[3] 15,884
Total (as at 30 June 2008) 12,876 26,425 13,842 53,143 15,884
Separations
Permanent[1] 1,383 2,767 893 5,043  
APS 1,823
Sub-Total 1,383 2,767 893 5,043 1,823
Net Transfers[4]
APS 71
Sub-Total 71
Additions
Permanent[1] 1,484 4,170 1,314 6,968  
APS 1,253
Sub-Total 1,484 4,170 1,314 6,968 1,253
Permanent[1] 12,977 27,828 14,263 55,068  
APS 15,243
Total (as at 30 June 2009) 12,977 27,828 14,263 55,068 15,243
Variation 101 1,403 421 1,925 -641

Notes

  1. Figures do not include Gap Year program, which is reported in Table A7.2, nor any Reserves including those on Continuous Full-Time Service.
  2. 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.
  3. APS strength as at 30 June 2008 was adjusted to account for retrospective hire, separation and transfer transactions.
  4. 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.
  5. APS figures include paid and unpaid employees, which covers full-time, part-time, ongoing and non-ongoing employees.
Table A7.2 Defence Gap Year comparison as at 30 June 2008 and 30 June 2009
Navy Army Air Force ADF Total
Participants as at 30 June 2008 82 387 97 566
Additions[1]
Ab initio 187 324 112 623
Transferred from Reserves 1 2 - 3
Sub-Total 188 326 112 626
Outgoing
Transferred to Permanent 41 125 21 187
Transferred to Reserves 8 231 39 278
Other separations from Gap Year 51 83 48 182
Sub-Total 100 439 108 647
Participants as at 30 June 2009 170 274 101 545
Variation 88 -113 4 -21

Notes

  1. 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.