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Table 12: All employees: location by year, 30 June 2003 to 30 June 2019
  June
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Canberra 43329 44684 46578 51584 56069 58125 59793 61952 63785 66388 64325 60651 58180 58003 57675 57066 55183
Sydney 21727 19913 19768 21345 22155 22191 21972 22136 22004 22354 21646 20187 19828 20117 19470 18956 18442
Regional NSW 5744 6911 7227 7981 8486 8753 9241 9279 9001 8901 9867 9882 9464 9562 9074 8841 8452
Melbourne 20341 19114 18957 20487 21801 22235 22248 22345 23002 23032 22990 22040 20960 21878 21313 21002 20992
Regional VIC 2229 2861 2758 3086 3421 3375 3712 3540 3443 3374 3660 3537 3504 4371 4185 4498 4472
Brisbane 11557 10907 11132 11871 12121 12182 12126 12278 12191 12209 12196 11726 11292 11927 11688 11663 11648
Regional QLD 4540 4953 4955 5660 5884 5916 6005 6005 5838 5629 5814 5579 5314 5389 5339 5276 5224
Adelaide 7316 7395 7589 8186 8732 9080 9214 9356 9570 9461 9411 9025 8914 9095 8701 8628 8751
Regional SA 602 457 451 465 463 447 434 429 401 382 408 438 376 365 353 340 366
Perth 7190 6832 6907 7635 7836 7583 7379 7120 6926 6701 6494 6157 5962 6405 5967 6028 5891
Regional WA 750 993 869 890 914 871 873 868 889 1007 1136 1117 1050 948 833 920 848
Hobart 2557 2505 2575 2858 3012 3322 3468 3491 3489 3349 3650 3404 3314 3308 3168 3128 3076
Regional TAS 613 680 650 687 708 1175 700 673 643 607 590 567 500 611 584 563 550
Darwin 1698 1695 1707 1879 2031 2361 2329 2350 2330 2238 2120 1806 1633 1478 1376 1284 1215
Regional NT 509 482 352 350 362 510 473 509 448 445 491 483 561 720 749 730 712
Overseas 930 911 910 994 1094 1171 1307 1458 1511 1261 1347 1340 1388 1426 1479 1472 1415
All 131632 131293 133385 145958 155089 159297 161274 163789 165471 167338 166145 157939 152240 155603 151954 150395 147237

Source: APSED

Last reviewed: 
27 September 2019