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Table 20: All employees: agency by median length of service (years) and base classification, 30 June 2019
  Classification  
Agency APS 1 APS 2 APS 3 APS 4 APS 5 APS 6 EL 1 EL 2 SES 1 SES 2 SES 3 Total
Agriculture 2 6 11 12 11 9 12 17 18 20 32 12
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority . 2 11 8 10 11 11 13 * * . 10
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority . . 2 1 1 3 11 11 14 * . 6
- Murray Darling Basin Authority . * * 4 1 8 10 11 11 * * 9
Attorney-General's * 3 1 3 1 4 8 9 7 18 21 4
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal * 1 2 5 11 12 13 14 25 . . 8
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency . . . * * . 5 13 . . . 4
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity . . . 8 6 8 8 14 * . . 8
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . * 2 3 7 8 9 13 11 . . 8
- Australian Financial Security Authority . 5 7 3 6 8 11 14 27 * . 8
- Australian Human Rights Commission . * 0 2 5 3 4 11 * * . 4
- Australian Law Reform Commission . . * . . 2 * * . . . 1
- Comcare * 4 7 7 9 10 11 12 13 . * 9
- Commonwealth Ombudsman . * 3 3 5 6 11 16 16 . . 8
- Fair Work Commission . 23 * 2 1 10 9 12 * . . 6
- Federal Court Statutory Agency * 4 8 2 7 10 7 13 7 13 . 7
- National Archives of Australia 1 11 9 11 14 13 17 22 * . . 12
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner . . . 1 1 3 9 11 * * . 5
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions * * 17 1 14 3 10 17 25 33 * 8
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman . 1 1 7 10 12 12 13 16 14 . 10
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Securi . . . . 1 4 10 11 * * . 8
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel . . . 1 11 11 8 14 20 25 . 13
- Safe Work Australia . . * * 1 7 11 9 * . . 8
Communications and the Arts . 1 3 2 5 9 12 16 19 19 * 11
- Australian Communications and Media Authority . * * 3 11 10 12 18 19 * . 11
- Australian National Maritime Museum . * 11 7 1 9 4 6 * . . 6
- National Film and Sound Archive . 2 5 8 13 10 12 9 * . . 9
- National Library of Australia . 7 10 11 11 15 17 16 16 . . 12
- National Museum of Australia * 6 5 8 10 9 14 18 * . . 9
- National Portrait Gallery . . 2 * 8 12 14 8 * . . 8
- Old Parliament House . . 2 10 6 10 8 15 * . . 4
- Screen Australia . . * . * * * * . . . 14
Defence 11 15 11 10 11 12 13 18 17 20 25 12
- Defence Housing Australia * . 3 5 7 8 8 7 13 15 . 6
Education . 1 1 3 9 11 14 16 19 25 27 12
- Australian Research Council . * * 1 6 9 12 14 * * . 10
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency . . . * 1 6 7 7 * . . 6
Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 0 2 5 5 8 11 13 16 19 22 * 12
- Australian Skills Quality Authority . . 2 4 6 5 7 7 * . . 6
Environment and Energy 2 7 3 5 7 9 13 14 18 18 24 10
- Bureau of Meteorology 17 * 13 4 11 9 12 15 16 2 . 11
- Clean Energy Regulator . 1 1 2 1 9 12 15 20 * . 8
- Climate Change Authority * . . . . * * * . * . 10
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 3 7 8 12 5 8 12 17 * . . 9
Finance 0 8 3 7 6 11 13 15 19 19 22 11
- Australian Electoral Commission 2 4 10 5 7 12 15 15 27 * . 3
- Future Fund Management Agency * * 2 3 1 3 5 7 . 12 * 4
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . * 5 12 9 13 18 * 22 . . 12
Foreign Affairs and Trade . . 15 2 9 10 13 18 24 27 29 12
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research . . . 2 7 8 11 2 15 . . 5
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission . . 0 8 1 9 11 13 11 13 * 11
Health 9 3 6 4 9 10 13 15 18 19 21 11
- Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission . . 5 5 5 5 11 15 11 * . 5
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care . * . * 6 7 6 8 . * . 6
- Australian Digital Health Agency . . . * 13 9 13 13 16 . . 13
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare * * . 2 1 8 11 14 23 * . 10
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency . 15 10 16 7 9 13 15 15 . . 11
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 7 . 3 10 1 7 9 4 * . * 7
- Cancer Australia . . . * 1 5 6 11 * * . 6
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand . . * 9 7 12 12 20 * . . 13
- National Blood Authority . . . 2 8 10 11 14 * . . 10
- National Health and Medical Research Council . * * 4 5 9 10 17 * * . 9
- National Health Funding Body . . . . * 6 11 * . . * 8
- National Mental Health Commission . . . * . 2 6 10 * . . 5
- Organ and Tissue Authority . . . * * 2 10 18 * . . 10
- Professional Services Review . . . * 7 10 4 7 * . . 5
Home Affairs 25 2 11 9 13 13 14 16 16 18 26 12
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission * * 13 4 7 10 10 12 10 15 . 9
- AUSTRAC . . * 5 1 8 12 11 11 * . 8
Industry, Innovation and Science 2 3 4 4 7 8 12 15 18 20 17 9
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Manag . . 1 4 1 7 7 9 * . . 7
Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development 0 * 11 4 6 8 12 15 17 20 25 11
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . . * * 1 1 7 14 * * . 7
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . . . . * * * 1 * . . 2
- National Capital Authority . 2 5 3 5 8 5 13 * . . 4
Prime Minister and Cabinet * 1 4 6 7 10 12 14 16 24 21 11
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. 2 4 5 2 1 5 10 14 . * . 3
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islan . * 4 6 7 9 11 19 * . . 8
- Australian National Audit Office 0 * * 1 1 7 9 15 18 22 * 8
- Australian Public Service Commission * 0 2 5 7 10 13 13 19 * * 11
- Office of National Intelligence . . * 3 5 8 10 14 21 17 * 10
- Torres Strait Regional Authority 4 8 5 6 6 6 10 12 . . . 7
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . . * * 6 5 2 4 . . . 3
Services Australia 12 15 4 13 14 14 16 18 19 18 16 13
- Digital Transformation Agency * 0 1 3 8 8 12 14 13 * . 10
Social Services 12 10 2 4 9 12 14 15 18 23 21 12
- Australian Institute of Family Studies * . 2 1 1 4 3 9 . . . 3
- National Disability Insurance Agency * 4 3 1 1 3 5 6 11 6 * 3
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . . 0 1 1 3 1 1 17 * * 1
Treasury 0 4 6 6 1 7 9 15 20 22 25 8
- Australian Bureau of Statistics . 1 2 3 9 12 15 20 22 24 16 10
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 1 1 1 1 1 5 9 13 18 22 * 7
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 6 2 18 2 9 6 8 11 * * . 8
- Australian Taxation Office 4 3 10 10 12 15 18 18 20 19 * 12
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . . . * * 8 8 * * * . 8
- Productivity Commission . * * 19 1 5 12 16 26 * * 10
Veterans' Affairs 29 20 11 9 12 13 17 19 22 17 * 13
- Australian War Memorial . 15 2 7 11 10 14 13 * . . 9
Total 3 4 6 11 10 12 13 15 18 20 22 11

* Data has been confidentialised

Last reviewed: 
27 September 2019