APS Statistical Bulletin 2014-15

Last updated: 14 Sep 2015

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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

September 2015

The Bulletin is available as a downloadable MS Word document.

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.


Introduction

The Introduction provides information about the Bulletin and its data

Source of data

About the data

The APSED internet interface

Main features

APS at a glance

Size of agencies

Coverage changes

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.

10: Base classification by sex, 30 June 2001 to 30 June 2015

11: Paid classification by sex, 30 June 2006 to 30 June 2015

12: Length of service by sex, 30 June 2001 to 30 June 2015

13: Age group by sex, 30 June 2001 to 30 June 2015

14: Agency by base classification group, 30 June 2014 and 2015

15: Agency retention, 30 June 2014 to 30 June 2015

16: Agency by age group

17: Agency by location

18: Agency by paid classification

19: Agency by temporary assignment classification

20: Agency by sex and operative status (including maternity related leave)

21: Agency by highest educational qualification

22: Agency by base classification group and number of agencies worked in

23: Agency by median length of service (years) and base classification

24: Age group by base classification and sex

25: Highest educational qualification by base classification and sex

26: Base classification by paid classification and sex

27: Location by base classification and sex

28: Mean age (years) by location, base classification and sex

29: Median length of service (years) by location, base classification and sex

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%.

Engagements of ongoing employees

30: Age group by sex, 2000-01 to 2014-15

31: Classification by sex, 2000-01 to 2014-15

32: Agency by major classification group, 2013-14 and 2014-15

33: Age group by classification and sex, 2014-15

34: Prior service in APS by classification and sex, 2014-15

35: Highest educational qualification by classification and sex, 2014-15

36: Previous employment by classification and sex, 2014-15

37: Classification by location and sex, 2014-15

38: Mean age (years) by location, classification and sex, 2014-15

Promotions of ongoing employees

39: Classification advanced from and to by sex, 2014-15

40: Mean age (years) by classification, location and sex, 2014-15

41: Agency by classification, 2014-15

42: Within, from and to other agencies, 2014-15

Transfers of ongoing employees

43: From and to other agencies, 2014-15

Movement of ongoing employees

44: Location from and to by sex, 2014-15

Separations of ongoing employees

45: Type of separation by sex, 2000-01 to 2014-15

46: Base classification by sex, 2000-01 to 2014-15

47: Age group by sex, 2000-01 to 2014-15

48: Resignations by age group and sex, 2000-01 and 2014-15

49: Age retirements by age group and sex, 2000-01 and 2014-15

50: Retrenchments by age group and sex, 2000-01 to 2014-15

51: Separation type by base classification and sex, 2014-15

52: Agency by type of separation, 2013-14 and 2014-15

53: Agency by type of termination, 2014-15

54: Agency by base classification, 2014-15

55: Length of service by base classification and sex, 2014-15

56: Length of service by type of separation and sex, 2014-15

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.

Appendixes

Appendix 1: Explanatory notes

Appendix 2: Effects on data of broadbanding classifications

Appendix 3: Agency abbreviations

Appendix 4: Public Service Act coverage changes

Appendix 5: Machinery of Government changes

Appendix 6: Organisations not separately identified in tables