APS Statistical Bulletin 2011-12

Last updated: 29 Nov 2012

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The Australian Public Service Statistical Bulletin 2011–12 presents a summary of employment under the Public Service Act 1999 at 30 June 2012 and during the 2011–12 financial year, as well as summary data for the past 15 years.

The data shows how the composition of the Australian Public Service (APS) has changed over time, and provides a foundation for assessing the impact of changing capacity and capability requirements on the structure of the APS and the human resource (HR) policies required to support it. The data in this publication is a resource for agencies to assist them in benchmarking their workforce against other agencies and APS averages. A more comprehensive statistical analysis of the APS is provided in the State of the Service Report 2011–12.

The main data source on APS employees is the APS Employment Database (APSED), which contains data extracted from agencies’ HR systems. The Australian Public Service Commission (the Commission) continues to work with agencies to improve the quality and timeliness of the data they provide to APSED. To ensure that sound conclusions can be drawn from the data, it is important that agencies assign a high priority to providing accurate and timely data to the Commission.

Stephen Sedgwick
Public Service Commissioner

November 2012



Main features

Section 1: All staff

Section 2: Non-ongoing staff

Section 3: Ongoing staff

Section 4: Movements of ongoing staff

Section 5: Equal employment opportunity

Section 6: Agency metrics


  1. Explanatory notes
  2. Effects on data of broadbanding classifications
  3. Agency abbreviations
  4. Public Service Act coverage changes
  5. Changes to Administrative Arrangements, 2011–12
  6. Organisations not separately identified in tables, June 2012