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Table 19: All employees: agency by base classification group, 30 June 2018 and 2019 *
Agency Trainee & Graduate APS 1-2 APS 3-4 APS 5-6 EL SES Total
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019
Agriculture 5 39 25 20 2031 1985 1718 1732 1104 1125 89 102 4972 5003
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority 4 2 20 21 30 28 79 79 48 46 3 3 184 179
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority . . . . 34 28 77 87 85 87 6 7 202 209
- Murray Darling Basin Authority 18 12 2 1 14 11 131 131 131 141 11 13 307 309
Attorney-General's 39 33 19 10 244 242 498 491 484 506 158 162 1442 1444
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal 1 1 44 42 343 344 159 157 115 123 4 4 666 671
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency . . . . 2 2 2 2 6 12 . . 10 16
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity . . . . 7 7 14 14 32 27 1 2 54 50
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . . 4 3 44 43 51 55 44 43 8 4 151 148
- Australian Financial Security Authority . . 9 8 186 169 194 196 114 96 8 8 511 477
- Australian Human Rights Commission . . 1 1 33 33 54 44 52 62 2 3 142 143
- Australian Law Reform Commission . . . . 2 3 3 5 5 2 . . 10 10
- Comcare 3 4 26 18 155 148 307 278 156 156 6 6 653 610
- Commonwealth Ombudsman . 1 . 1 38 30 88 108 73 88 6 6 205 234
- Fair Work Commission . . 4 5 66 68 158 167 63 63 3 2 294 305
- Federal Court Statutory Agency . . 103 104 422 464 380 351 259 268 14 15 1178 1202
- National Archives of Australia . . 66 52 108 106 138 128 80 74 5 3 397 363
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner . . . . 9 10 47 39 30 43 3 4 89 96
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions . . 6 5 78 93 118 119 165 162 18 18 385 397
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman . . 5 5 218 222 450 467 135 139 13 14 821 847
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security . . . . . . 3 8 17 21 2 3 22 32
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel . . . . 6 7 40 34 35 39 21 23 102 103
- Safe Work Australia 4 6 . . 5 3 51 44 44 49 4 2 108 104
Communications and the Arts 15 13 7 4 72 62 218 209 256 239 29 34 597 561
- Australian Communications and Media Authority 2 6 2 3 32 28 165 168 220 231 15 12 436 448
- Australian National Maritime Museum . . 1 1 42 37 52 50 37 36 1 1 133 125
- National Film and Sound Archive . . 5 7 68 65 71 66 34 32 2 1 180 171
- National Library of Australia 2 2 34 34 154 134 149 140 86 84 8 5 433 399
- National Museum of Australia . . 58 59 69 64 87 95 52 55 2 1 268 274
- National Portrait Gallery . . . . 26 17 21 20 17 18 1 1 65 56
- Old Parliament House . . . . 53 60 30 36 17 20 1 1 101 117
- Screen Australia . . . . 1 1 3 3 3 3 . . 7 7
Defence 558 349 782 653 3406 3126 8322 7674 5559 4939 149 138 18776 16879
- Defence Housing Australia . . 2 2 264 261 229 235 175 177 11 10 681 685
Education 36 40 4 9 180 217 747 778 742 784 70 74 1779 1902
- Australian Research Council . . 2 1 13 10 62 63 65 56 4 4 146 134
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency . . . . 2 3 29 51 22 22 . 1 53 77
Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 29 26 7 9 261 215 922 905 870 900 62 65 2151 2120
- Australian Skills Quality Authority . . . . 30 34 84 102 70 73 2 2 186 211
Environment and Energy 23 48 166 177 453 447 1047 1080 813 893 67 72 2569 2717
- Bureau of Meteorology 13 9 14 10 182 151 682 670 757 744 23 23 1671 1607
- Clean Energy Regulator 8 6 3 6 54 46 154 146 114 108 9 10 342 322
- Climate Change Authority . . . 1 . . 4 2 5 4 1 1 10 8
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority . . 54 42 41 46 87 105 55 61 3 3 240 257
Finance 19 31 289 260 200 187 502 478 578 557 74 66 1662 1579
- Australian Electoral Commission 5 2 1214 1844 218 223 323 323 141 158 11 8 1912 2558
- Future Fund Management Agency . . 5 3 39 34 62 59 51 52 4 6 161 154
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . . 3 2 20 19 17 16 15 14 4 4 59 55
Foreign Affairs and Trade 103 112 1 . 127 107 1571 1483 1684 1786 284 293 3770 3781
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 3 4 . . 2 10 21 19 24 23 3 4 53 60
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission . . . . 45 46 130 145 330 348 55 55 560 594
Health 5 40 59 50 616 512 1975 1756 1707 1781 131 146 4493 4285
- Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission . . . . . 53 . 315 . 97 . 5 . 470
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care . . 1 1 2 1 19 23 59 60 2 2 83 87
- Australian Digital Health Agency . . . . 1 2 16 14 26 31 4 5 47 52
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 18 8 1 2 31 33 132 134 153 190 8 9 343 376
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency . . 5 4 19 18 55 55 59 56 4 4 142 137
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority . . 251 215 39 62 19 33 22 25 2 3 333 338
- Cancer Australia . . . . 1 1 57 55 18 18 3 3 79 77
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand . . . . 6 8 34 35 57 57 2 3 99 103
- National Blood Authority . . . . 4 4 20 24 30 29 1 2 55 59
- National Health and Medical Research Council . . 1 1 17 14 84 99 84 98 4 5 190 217
- National Health Funding Body . . 1 . . . 10 9 11 12 . 1 22 22
- National Mental Health Commission . . . . 1 2 10 10 14 15 1 1 26 28
- Organ and Tissue Authority . . . . . 1 9 8 18 16 1 1 28 26
- Professional Services Review . . . . 4 3 10 9 6 10 1 1 21 23
Home Affairs 284 166 677 648 4876 4603 5693 5641 2772 2839 153 173 14455 14070
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission . 1 4 5 144 141 247 242 377 357 16 18 788 764
- AUSTRAC 1 1 . . 26 23 162 221 132 129 12 11 333 385
Industry, Innovation and Science 62 50 143 148 456 483 1983 2013 1531 1574 84 87 4259 4355
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority . . . . 14 19 20 24 79 79 3 3 116 125
Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development 22 17 1 6 64 56 345 369 421 487 47 55 900 990
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . . . . 3 2 34 36 70 67 3 2 110 107
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . . . . . . 3 4 4 8 1 1 8 13
- National Capital Authority . . 13 14 16 11 18 23 21 21 2 2 70 71
Prime Minister and Cabinet 57 47 15 10 231 214 763 803 957 962 113 120 2136 2156
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. . . 320 311 106 97 27 32 16 10 1 1 470 451
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies . . 1 1 39 35 43 50 29 35 2 2 114 123
- Australian National Audit Office 27 34 5 6 50 36 111 119 129 137 27 27 349 359
- Australian Public Service Commission 6 5 4 15 21 29 57 74 144 129 10 12 242 264
- Office of National Intelligence . . 1 . 8 12 59 72 106 134 19 22 193 240
- Torres Strait Regional Authority 1 . 40 43 35 42 55 58 27 30 . . 158 173
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . . . . 4 3 11 15 10 10 . . 25 28
Services Australia 323 297 282 222 20586 18430 8372 8219 3117 3240 162 164 32842 30572
- Digital Transformation Agency . . . 8 17 17 87 84 119 123 12 13 235 245
Social Services 76 56 18 12 230 242 1031 1238 891 929 76 68 2322 2545
- Australian Institute of Family Studies . . 1 1 12 13 39 53 36 42 . . 88 109
- National Disability Insurance Agency . . 8 6 775 973 1400 1952 396 515 51 45 2630 3491
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . . . . . 29 . 75 . 81 . 9 . 194
Treasury 75 78 62 66 142 134 458 422 482 495 99 92 1318 1287
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 28 47 124 114 692 605 1200 1298 601 628 47 47 2692 2739
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 40 52 30 40 71 103 409 439 427 500 41 46 1018 1180
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 37 49 174 170 220 251 418 466 993 1043 3 2 1845 1981
- Australian Taxation Office 259 256 2226 2085 6331 6051 6448 5966 4674 4326 222 216 20160 18900
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . . . . 1 3 17 17 8 9 2 2 28 31
- Productivity Commission 6 13 1 1 14 12 47 57 73 75 15 16 156 174
Veterans' Affairs 15 14 44 34 501 338 936 889 349 368 31 31 1876 1674
- Australian War Memorial . . 7 5 107 115 136 140 67 68 4 3 321 331
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (NC) . . 1 . 52 . 185 . 30 . 3 . 271 .
Total 2232 1977 7508 7667 46714 43532 53815 53547 37421 37734 2705 2780 150395 147237

Source: APSED

* A number of agencies were affected by AAO changes during 2018-19. Appendixes 4 and 5 should be noted when making comparisons between the two years' data.

Last reviewed: 
27 September 2019