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Table 20: All employees: agency by median length of service (years) and base classification, 30 June 2018

Agency Classification Total
APS 1 APS 2 APS 3 APS 4 APS 5 APS 6 EL 1 EL 2 SES 1 SES 2 SES 3
Agriculture and Water Resources * 7 10 11 11 10 11 16 19 19 * 11
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority . 3 9 4 9 10 10 11 * * . 10
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority . . 2 2 7 5 11 11 16 . . 8
- Murray Darling Basin Authority . * * 3 5 7 9 10 10 * * 9
Attorney-General's * 1 1 2 1 5 9 9 6 14 21 4
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal * 1 1 7 10 12 12 13 24 . . 9
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity . . . 6 * 8 4 13 * . . 7
- Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre . . 5 8 6 9 11 10 13 17 . 10
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission * * 14 6 7 9 11 12 10 * . 9
- Australian Financial Security Authority . 3 6 3 6 8 10 14 26 * . 7
- Australian Human Rights Commission . * * 2 1 5 4 11 * * . 4
- Australian Law Reform Commission . . . * . * * * . . . 7
- Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions * * 19 2 1 4 10 16 28 32 . 9
- Federal Court Statutory Agency * 4 8 5 5 11 8 14 10 17 . 7
- National Archives of Australia 3 12 10 10 14 14 16 16 26 . . 13
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner . . . 3 1 3 7 12 * * . 6
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel . . . 6 10 8 8 13 19 24 . 13
Communications and the Arts * 0 3 3 5 9 12 15 17 19 * 10
- Australian Communications and Media Authority . * * 4 10 10 12 17 23 13 . 11
- Australian National Maritime Museum . * 6 7 1 9 3 5 * . . 5
- National Film and Sound Archive . 3 6 7 12 9 12 8 * . . 8
- National Library of Australia . 7 9 11 11 15 17 15 22 . . 12
- National Museum of Australia * 7 3 7 10 10 14 16 * . . 9
- National Portrait Gallery . . 3 6 7 8 13 8 * . . 7
- Old Parliament House . . 3 9 7 10 15 14 * . . 6
- Screen Australia . . * . * * * * . . . 13
Defence 10 14 11 10 11 11 13 18 18 24 24 12
- Defence Housing Australia * . 2 5 7 7 9 7 11 * . 6
Education and Training . 4 2 5 9 11 13 16 19 25 * 12
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islan . * 3 5 8 10 11 21 * . . 8
- Australian Research Council . * * 2 5 10 11 13 * * . 9
- Australian Skills Quality Authority . . 1 4 6 6 6 6 * . . 6
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency . . . * 5 7 6 7 . . . 6
Environment and Energy 2 7 3 4 7 9 12 14 18 18 * 9
- Bureau of Meteorology 11 31 12 3 9 9 11 14 15 5 . 10
- Clean Energy Regulator 0 * 1 2 1 8 11 14 21 * . 8
- Climate Change Authority . . . . . 5 * * . * . 7
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 2 6 10 11 6 9 11 16 * . . 9
Finance 0 7 4 7 7 10 12 16 19 22 * 10
- Australian Electoral Commission 2 7 11 7 8 14 14 14 23 * . 6
- Future Fund Management Agency 0 * 1 3 1 5 5 8 . * * 4
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . * 5 11 6 12 9 16 * . . 9
Foreign Affairs and Trade . * 12 2 8 9 13 17 23 26 33 12
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research . . . * 6 6 10 6 * . . 6
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission . . 1 8 1 10 11 12 11 12 * 11
Health 8 2 6 4 9 11 13 15 18 19 22 11
- Australian Aged Care Quality Agency . . 4 4 1 4 4 7 * . . 4
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care . * . * 8 10 5 7 . * . 6
- Australian Digital Health Agency . . . * 11 10 16 15 16 . . 14
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare . * * 3 5 9 13 14 26 * . 10
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency . 13 10 18 6 8 11 14 14 . . 10
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 6 . 6 6 5 7 8 14 * . * 6
- Cancer Australia . . . * 1 5 5 9 * * . 5
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand . . * 10 9 11 12 19 * . . 12
- National Blood Authority . . . 1 7 8 10 13 * . . 10
- National Health and Medical Research Council . * 3 8 7 9 10 16 * * . 9
- National Health Funding Body * . . . 5 8 9 * . . . 6
- National Mental Health Commission . . . * . 3 9 11 * . . 7
- Organ and Tissue Authority . . . . * 7 10 13 * . . 10
- Professional Services Review . . . 1 18 5 * 6 * . . 6
Home Affairs 14 2 11 9 12 12 13 16 18 17 25 11
Human Services 10 15 3 13 13 14 16 18 21 16 15 12
Industry, Innovation and Science 3 3 8 6 7 8 12 15 18 21 28 9
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Manag . . * 4 1 7 6 11 * . . 6
Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities . * 10 6 5 8 12 15 18 21 * 11
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . . * * 1 0 6 14 * * . 8
- National Capital Authority . 2 3 2 7 5 9 12 * . . 5
Jobs and Small Business 0 * 4 5 8 11 13 16 19 27 * 11
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency . . . * * * 7 * . . . 6
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . 2 1 4 6 10 8 12 10 . . 7
- Comcare * 3 6 6 8 10 10 12 12 . * 8
- Fair Work Commission . 23 1 4 1 10 7 11 * . . 6
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman . 1 1 8 10 11 12 12 15 9 . 10
- Safe Work Australia . . * 7 1 6 12 13 * * . 8
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . . * * 1 7 2 6 . . . 5
Prime Minister and Cabinet * 5 3 6 8 10 11 14 16 23 24 10
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. 3 4 6 1 6 7 7 14 * . . 3
- Australian National Audit Office * * 12 2 1 8 9 14 18 21 * 7
- Australian Public Service Commission * * * 7 7 11 12 16 25 * * 12
- Commonwealth Ombudsman . . 2 3 5 8 11 14 15 . . 8
- Digital Transformation Agency . . 1 2 8 5 11 13 15 * . 9
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . . . . * * * * * . . 7
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Securi . . . . * * 10 * * . . 11
- Office of National Assessments . * * 3 9 8 11 13 20 18 * 11
- Torres Strait Regional Authority 3 7 6 7 7 6 9 14 . . . 6
Social Services 9 9 0 3 9 11 13 15 18 23 17 11
- Australian Institute of Family Studies . * 1 2 1 7 6 14 . . . 5
- National Disability Insurance Agency 2 4 2 2 1 3 5 5 6 17 * 2
Treasury 1 5 6 5 5 7 10 15 19 21 29 8
- Australian Bureau of Statistics . 1 2 3 8 12 15 21 23 23 * 9
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 1 1 1 2 1 7 10 12 18 21 * 7
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 3 2 18 2 10 8 8 11 * * . 8
- Australian Taxation Office 3 3 9 10 12 15 17 18 20 18 * 12
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . . * . * 7 7 * * * . 7
- Productivity Commission . * * 13 1 7 12 16 22 * * 11
Veterans' Affairs 28 18 8 8 11 13 17 21 25 27 * 13
- Australian War Memorial . 6 3 7 11 9 13 12 19 . . 9
Total 3 3 6 11 10 11 13 15 18 20 24 11
Source: APSED
* Data has been confidentialised
Last reviewed: 
26 September 2018