APS Statistical Bulletin 2014-15
Last updated: 14 Sep 2015
This page is: current
The Australian Public Service Statistical Bulletin 2014–15 presents a summary of employment under the Public Service Act 1999 at 30 June 2015 and for the preceding financial year. The Bulletin also includes summary data for the past 15 years. The Bulletin is a valuable resource for agencies to assist them with workforce planning, in benchmarking their workforces against other agencies and against APS averages.
The data source for the Bulletin is the APS Employment Database. Employee data is provided by APS agencies and sourced from their HR information systems.
The Bulletin serves as a public record for the annual snapshot of APS employment.
John Lloyd PSM
Australian Public Service Commissioner
The State of the Service website will be posting updates on the information from the Statistical Bulletin as part of our new approach to the 2014–15 State of the Service report publication—so keep an eye out on our website.
The Introduction provides information about the Bulletin and its data
Section 1: All employees
Section 1 provides data on both ongoing and non-ongoing employees. It shows the population of the APS over the past 15 years, and a profile of the June 2015 population.
Section 2: Non-ongoing employees
Section 2 shows the profile of non-ongoing APS employees. Non ongoing employees are those engaged under s22(2)(b) and (c) of the PS Act.
Section 3: Ongoing employees
Section 3 shows the profile of ongoing APS employees. Ongoing employees are those engaged under s22(2)(a) of the PS Act. At June 2015, there were 136,498 ongoing employees in the APS, a decrease of 8,390 or 5.8% from the previous year.
Section 4: Movements of ongoing employees
Section 4 looks at employee movements. During 2014–15, there were 2,349 engagements and 10,612 separations of ongoing employees. Engagements decreased by 49.4% from the previous year and separations decreased by 6.2%.
Section 5: Diversity
Section 5 examines the diversity data supplied to agencies by individuals on a voluntary basis. As with any large voluntary data collection, APSED data tends to under-represent the number and proportion of Indigenous Australians, people with disability, and employees from a non-English speaking background (NESB) in the APS.