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Table 20: All employees: agency by base classification group, 31 December 2017 and 2018 *

Agency Trainee & Graduate APS 1-2 APS 3-4 APS 5-6 EL SES Total
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018
Agriculture and Water Resources 72 . 37 22 2048 2021 1751 1690 1132 1099 88 94 5128 4926
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority 3 4 16 18 31 31 82 83 53 48 3 3 188 187
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority . . . . 31 34 92 79 88 83 6 5 217 201
- Murray Darling Basin Authority 11 8 2 2 13 20 130 126 121 141 11 13 288 310
Attorney-General's 40 26 34 20 228 242 563 443 553 491 162 152 1580 1374
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal 1 1 42 42 335 334 149 157 119 127 4 4 650 665
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity . . . . 7 5 17 17 29 31 2 2 55 55
- Australian Financial Security Authority . . 11 8 180 173 200 195 117 104 7 8 515 488
- Australian Human Rights Commission 1 . 2 1 29 34 53 49 44 61 2 3 131 148
- Australian Law Reform Commission . . . . 2 . 3 4 7 4 1 1 13 9
- Commonwealth Ombudsman . . 1 . 39 44 93 89 74 87 6 6 213 226
- Federal Court Statutory Agency . . 106 106 429 427 379 388 259 271 12 17 1185 1209
- National Archives of Australia . . 58 52 104 112 143 135 72 80 4 4 381 383
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner . . . . 5 9 43 38 32 44 3 3 83 94
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions . . 6 5 87 70 127 130 171 175 18 19 409 399
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security . . . . . . 2 5 13 20 1 2 16 27
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel . . . . 11 6 42 42 31 34 22 21 106 103
Communications and the Arts . . 7 4 85 83 208 217 243 249 30 30 573 583
- Australian Communications and Media Authority . 2 1 3 27 28 172 165 209 216 14 13 423 427
- Australian National Maritime Museum . . 1 1 41 38 55 54 37 38 1 1 135 132
- National Film and Sound Archive . . 7 6 67 63 75 67 35 33 2 2 186 171
- National Library of Australia 2 . 32 32 159 146 146 144 86 85 7 7 432 414
- National Museum of Australia . . 65 70 65 69 84 95 55 52 3 1 272 287
- National Portrait Gallery . . . . 24 20 20 22 17 18 1 2 62 62
- Old Parliament House . . 1 . 52 56 32 35 19 21 1 1 105 113
- Screen Australia . . . . 1 1 3 3 3 3 . . 7 7
Defence 461 403 839 716 3364 3026 8088 7518 5376 4934 151 131 18279 16728
- Defence Housing Australia . . . 2 281 270 230 221 170 178 8 10 689 681
Education and Training 7 . 4 7 214 243 790 743 771 738 70 63 1856 1794
- Australian Research Council . . 1 2 12 10 60 64 63 60 4 4 140 140
- Australian Skills Quality Authority . . . . 27 30 86 100 63 71 2 2 178 203
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency . . . . 2 3 28 43 22 23 . . 52 69
Environment and Energy 2 23 163 166 554 539 1151 1078 818 840 66 62 2754 2708
- Bureau of Meteorology 8 2 14 12 186 160 672 709 756 741 22 23 1658 1647
- Clean Energy Regulator . . 2 6 58 61 147 152 118 109 10 9 335 337
- Climate Change Authority . . . . . . 4 2 5 7 1 1 10 10
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority . . 54 50 42 46 81 94 50 60 3 3 230 253
Finance 1 19 292 256 225 193 501 484 594 571 73 65 1686 1588
- Australian Electoral Commission . . 916 1462 226 211 335 318 155 163 9 11 1641 2165
- Future Fund Management Agency . . 3 4 38 36 57 59 50 52 4 4 152 155
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . . 1 1 19 21 18 15 15 14 4 3 57 54
Foreign Affairs and Trade 107 102 2 1 189 130 1525 1549 1718 1687 285 274 3826 3743
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 2 3 . . 10 8 20 21 24 20 2 4 58 56
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission . . . . 50 48 137 134 333 342 58 55 578 579
Health 7 2 53 51 601 617 2030 1924 1721 1796 143 141 4555 4531
- Australian Aged Care Quality Agency . . 1 . 58 52 195 185 26 30 3 3 283 270
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care . . . 1 2 2 20 20 60 61 3 2 85 86
- Australian Digital Health Agency . . . . . 2 11 14 20 26 4 5 35 47
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 18 7 1 1 26 31 142 140 154 179 9 9 350 367
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency . . 7 5 18 20 56 56 62 62 4 4 147 147
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority . . 262 239 45 51 17 34 22 20 2 3 348 347
- Cancer Australia . . . . 2 1 46 53 18 18 3 3 69 75
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand . . . . 7 9 38 28 58 56 2 2 105 95
- National Blood Authority . . . . 3 4 20 22 30 29 1 2 54 57
- National Health and Medical Research Council . . 1 1 26 14 77 83 84 81 4 5 192 184
- National Health Funding Body . . 1 . . . 8 8 12 12 . 1 21 21
- National Mental Health Commission . . . . 1 2 5 10 9 13 1 1 16 26
- Organ and Tissue Authority . . . . . 1 8 4 17 16 1 1 26 22
- Professional Services Review . . . . 3 3 10 10 6 8 1 1 20 22
Home Affairs 257 155 566 745 5028 4739 5691 5684 2659 2797 148 171 14349 14291
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission . . 4 4 153 147 273 253 385 380 15 19 830 803
- AUSTRAC . . . . 25 23 147 191 132 128 9 10 313 352
Human Services 211 257 319 261 20814 19484 8641 8241 3117 3236 170 166 33272 31645
Industry, Innovation and Science 49 33 157 136 467 469 2000 2018 1545 1509 85 86 4303 4251
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority 5 5 . . 15 17 18 24 74 75 3 3 115 124
Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities 1 . 12 17 76 58 354 360 403 459 43 51 889 945
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . . . . 1 2 21 40 71 65 3 2 96 109
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . . . . . . 3 3 4 8 . 1 7 12
- National Capital Authority . . 12 13 14 13 21 24 22 19 2 2 71 71
Jobs and Small Business 9 7 5 7 299 250 900 934 853 855 62 64 2128 2117
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency . . . . 2 2 2 2 8 6 . . 12 10
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . . 5 3 39 43 54 55 43 45 8 6 149 152
- Comcare 3 3 36 23 162 161 319 302 153 156 7 8 680 653
- Fair Work Commission . . 4 4 63 67 168 159 59 67 3 2 297 299
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman . . 4 3 213 202 435 462 137 139 12 12 801 818
- Safe Work Australia 3 . . . 11 8 44 41 41 42 2 3 101 94
Prime Minister and Cabinet 36 43 26 21 243 221 838 778 1001 958 119 121 2263 2142
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. . . 306 287 107 103 31 28 16 12 2 1 462 431
- AIATSIS . . 1 1 41 35 40 41 29 30 2 2 113 109
- Australian National Audit Office 25 31 7 3 48 25 86 120 124 140 27 28 317 347
- Australian Public Service Commission . . 4 6 23 27 62 69 151 134 9 9 249 245
- Digital Transformation Agency . . . 1 18 17 78 77 120 114 9 14 225 223
- Office of National Intelligence . . . 1 8 12 55 63 91 122 13 22 167 220
- Torres Strait Regional Authority 1 . 39 39 33 36 58 57 28 27 . . 159 159
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . . . . 4 4 11 13 12 9 . . 27 26
Social Services 7 3 19 17 302 243 987 1242 866 918 75 72 2256 2495
- Australian Institute of Family Studies . . 3 . 14 16 41 40 35 41 . . 93 97
- National Disability Insurance Agency . . 8 8 672 895 1231 1738 373 418 46 49 2330 3108
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . . . 2 . 14 . 33 . 43 . 9 . 101
Treasury 34 71 81 64 146 139 476 423 470 470 100 94 1307 1261
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 3 . 139 145 719 694 1264 1205 601 617 48 47 2774 2708
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission . 1 20 32 102 100 372 433 418 451 41 46 953 1063
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 23 30 162 164 219 228 444 438 983 1016 3 2 1834 1878
- Australian Taxation Office 344 14 1831 2178 6182 6211 6475 6201 4717 4511 222 214 19771 19329
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . . . . 1 . 18 19 8 8 2 2 29 29
- Productivity Commission 7 5 1 1 14 16 50 52 68 72 17 14 157 160
Veterans' Affairs 1 . 56 39 548 429 974 896 365 362 26 28 1970 1754
- Australian War Memorial . . 8 5 103 110 134 140 65 67 4 3 314 325
Total 1762 1260 6881 7605 47318 45170 54093 53266 37266 37158 2701 2704 150021 147163
                             
Source: APSED                            
* A number of agencies were affected by AAO changes during 2018. Appendixes A1 and A2 should be noted when making comparisons between the two years' data.
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2019