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Table 13: All employees: location by year, 31 December 2003 to 31 December 2018

  December
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Canberra 43468 44510 48824 53441 57402 58160 59986 61809 64810 65244 62658 58470 57570 57604 57072 55213
Sydney 20165 19249 20505 21431 22323 21815 21867 21972 22166 21806 20757 19605 19965 19696 18844 18688
Regional NSW 6692 7011 7462 8180 8734 8916 9048 9079 8974 8738 10093 8985 9330 9179 8819 8552
Melbourne 19047 18902 19553 21598 22056 21820 22091 22330 23588 22500 22797 20892 20962 21541 21052 20860
Regional VIC 2828 2693 2855 3254 3480 3437 3593 3531 3362 3283 3539 3514 3505 4300 4269 4371
Brisbane 10740 10815 11663 11738 12325 11897 12039 12078 12222 12066 11964 11110 11225 11646 11589 11576
Regional QLD 4864 4858 5174 5767 5951 5901 6013 5828 5606 5564 5609 5270 5286 5367 5297 5126
Adelaide 7422 7272 7857 8452 9157 9034 9290 9347 9602 9227 9210 8774 8853 8881 8590 8536
Regional SA 451 434 466 476 458 430 429 413 413 371 464 372 358 347 343 330
Perth 6949 6715 7158 7619 7728 7349 7190 6968 6771 6514 6309 5896 6170 6158 5977 5949
Regional WA 978 906 847 884 898 893 868 852 874 1001 1156 976 941 897 853 842
Hobart 2575 2505 2776 3036 3276 3473 3594 3541 3531 3500 3698 3407 3416 3384 3282 3253
Regional TAS 669 659 660 683 1130 706 703 644 595 617 590 500 566 593 569 558
Darwin 1707 1652 1750 1917 2260 2362 2330 2311 2252 2180 1948 1667 1485 1462 1316 1245
Regional NT 477 408 355 374 433 460 481 499 394 476 465 466 694 758 751 688
Overseas 961 972 967 1091 1189 1719 1562 1622 1423 1367 1308 1421 1367 1422 1398 1376
All 129993 129561 138872 149941 158800 158372 161084 162824 166583 164454 162565 151325 151693 153235 150021 147163
                                 
Source: APSED                                
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2019