snAPShots December 2014

Last updated: 10 Mar 2015

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Introduction

These tables present a summary of employment under the Public Service Act 1999 at 31 December 2014 and during the 2014 calendar year. The data is an update of that presented in the APS Statistical Bulletin 2013-14. Data is available six monthly—through this summary for calendar year data, and through the annual State of the Service Report (SOSR) and APS Statistical Bulletin (the Bulletin) for more detailed financial year data.

The data in these tables is sourced from the APS Employment Database (APSED), which contains data extracted from agencies' HR systems. The Australian Public Service Commission continues to work with agencies to improve the quality and timeliness of the data they provide to APSED. Each year extensive audits and error checking of APSED are undertaken, to ensure that sound conclusions can be drawn from the data. Through this audit process, previously published data has been updated. The June 2014 data published in SOSR and the Bulletin has been revised.

As in the Bulletin, a headcount approach is used in these tables—that is, people working part-time are aggregated with people working full-time without weighting. Data also includes inoperative employees. Employees' classification in these tables refers to their base or substantive classification, unless labelled otherwise.

Abbreviations used in these tables and changes to administrative arrangements for the period July to December 2014 are explained below. The Explanatory Notes at Appendix 1 of the Bulletin provide definitions of terms used in these tables. The Bulletin is available from the APS Statistical Bulletin page.

APS at a glance—December 2014

At 31 December 2014 there were 152,606 employees in the APS, a decrease of 10,915 or 6.7% from the December 2013 figure of 163,521.

Total APS employees comprised:

  • 139,558 ongoing employees (down by 7.0% from 150,040 in December 2013)
  • 13,048 non-ongoing employees (down by 3.2% from 13,481 in December 2013)

During 2014:

  • 2,728 ongoing employees were engaged to the APS
  • 13,219 ongoing employees separated from the APS

Figure 1: All employees by employment category, June 2005 to December 2014

Source: Table 1


List of tables

All employees

Ongoing employees

Movements of ongoing employees


Changes to Administrative Arrangements, July to December 2014

Changes to Administrative Arrangements - July to December 2014
DateAgency moved fromAgency moved toOngoing employeesNon-ongoing employeesChange
1/07/2014Social ServicesAustralian Aged Care Quality Agency32.Second stage of establishment of ACQA involving transfer of Aged Care employees from DSS.
1/08/2014Social ServicesAustralian Aged Care Quality Agency1.Transfer of Indigenous quality monitoring program from DSS to ACQA

Abbreviations

ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACIAR

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACLEI

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

ACMA

Australian Communications and Media Authority

ACSQHC

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

AGD

Attorney-General's Department

Agriculture

Department of Agriculture

AIATSIS

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

ANPHA

Australian National Preventive Health Agency

AOTDTA

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplant Authority

APVMA

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

ARPANSA

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

ASIC

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

AUSTRAC

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Austrade

Australian Trade Commission

Communications

Department of Communications

ComSuper

Commonwealth Superannuation Administration

DEEWR

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Defence

Department of Defence

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DIAC

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

DIBP

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

DIRD

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

DPP

Director of Public Prosecutions

DRALGAS

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

DRET

Department of Resources Energy and Tourism

Education and Training

Department of Education and Training

Employment

Department of Employment

Environment

Department of the Environment

FaHCSIA

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Finance

Department of Finance

FSANZ

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

GBRMPA

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Health

Department of Health

Human Services

Department of Human Services

Industry

Department of Industry

MRT/RRT

Migration Review Tribunal / Refugee Review Tribunal

NHMRC

National Health and Medical Research Council

NNTT

National Native Title Tribunal

NOPSEMA

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

OAIC

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

OFWBII

Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate

OIGIS

Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

PM&C

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Social Services

Department of Social Services

TEQSA

Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency

Treasury

Department of the Treasury

TUSMA

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency

Veterans' Affairs

Department of Veterans' Affairs