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Table 21: All employees: agency by median length of service (years) and base classification, 31 December 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 * 2 10 12 11 10 12 17 19 20 * 12
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority . 4 10 7 8 10 10 12 * * . 10
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority . . 2 1 1 4 12 12 14 * . 8
- Murray Darling Basin Authority . * * 2 1 8 10 10 10 * * 9
Attorney-General's * 1 1 3 1 5 8 9 7 17 21 4
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal * 1 1 6 9 12 13 13 24 . . 8
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity . . . 8 * 5 5 13 * . . 7
- Australian Financial Security Authority . 4 6 3 6 8 10 13 27 * . 7
- Australian Human Rights Commission . * 1 2 5 5 5 10 * * . 5
- Australian Law Reform Commission . . . . . 1 * * . * . 2
- Commonwealth Ombudsman . . 2 3 6 7 11 12 15 . . 8
- Federal Court Statutory Agency * 4 8 4 5 10 8 13 7 17 . 7
- National Archives of Australia 6 12 9 11 14 14 16 19 23 . . 13
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner . . . 1 1 3 6 12 * * . 6
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions * * 15 2 13 3 9 16 28 32 . 8
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security . . . . * * 11 12 * * . 11
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel . . . 0 11 5 8 14 20 25 . 13
Communications and the Arts . 1 2 2 5 9 12 16 18 20 * 10
- Australian Communications and Media Authority . * * 3 11 10 12 18 19 * . 12
- Australian National Maritime Museum . * 11 7 1 8 4 5 * . . 6
- National Film and Sound Archive . 2 6 8 13 10 13 8 * . . 9
- National Library of Australia . 7 9 11 11 16 17 15 20 . . 12
- National Museum of Australia * 4 2 8 9 9 14 18 * . . 8
- National Portrait Gallery . . 2 7 7 8 13 7 * . . 7
- Old Parliament House . . 2 8 7 11 9 15 * . . 5
- Screen Australia . . * . * * * * . . . 13
Defence 10 14 11 11 11 11 13 18 18 22 24 12
- Defence Housing Australia * . 2 5 7 7 8 7 13 15 . 6
Education and Training . 0 1 3 10 11 14 16 19 26 27 12
- Australian Research Council . * * 2 6 10 12 13 * * . 10
- Australian Skills Quality Authority . . 1 4 6 5 7 7 * . . 6
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency . . . * 1 6 7 7 . . . 6
Environment and Energy 2 6 3 4 7 9 13 14 18 18 23 9
- Bureau of Meteorology 16 32 12 4 10 9 12 15 16 1 . 10
- Clean Energy Regulator . 1 1 2 1 9 11 15 21 * . 8
- Climate Change Authority . . . . . * 6 * . * . 10
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 2 5 7 12 7 9 11 17 * . . 9
Finance * 7 4 7 8 10 12 16 20 20 21 11
- Australian Electoral Commission 3 7 10 6 7 13 14 15 23 * . 5
- Future Fund Management Agency * * 2 2 1 3 5 6 . * * 4
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . * 6 11 6 14 9 15 * . . 11
Foreign Affairs and Trade . * 14 3 8 10 13 17 24 27 30 12
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research . . . 4 7 4 10 5 15 . . 5
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission . . 1 7 1 9 11 13 11 13 * 11
Health 9 3 6 3 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 11
- Australian Aged Care Quality Agency . . 5 5 5 5 5 12 * . . 5
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care . * . * 5 6 5 7 . * . 6
- Australian Digital Health Agency . . . * 11 11 15 14 15 . . 13
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare . * * 2 1 9 11 14 23 * . 10
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency . 13 10 18 6 8 12 13 15 . . 11
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 6 . 6 9 1 7 9 6 * . * 6
- Cancer Australia . . . * 1 5 5 11 * * . 5
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand . . * 9 10 13 13 20 * . . 13
- National Blood Authority . . . 2 7 10 11 13 * . . 10
- National Health and Medical Research Council . * 3 8 7 9 11 15 * * . 10
- National Health Funding Body . . . . 6 4 10 7 . . * 7
- National Mental Health Commission . . . * . 2 6 11 * . . 6
- Organ and Tissue Authority . . . * * * 9 17 * . . 10
- Professional Services Review . . . * 7 8 7 7 * . . 5
Home Affairs 14 2 11 9 13 12 13 16 16 17 26 12
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission * * 14 4 7 11 11 12 10 3 . 9
- AUSTRAC . . 6 7 5 8 11 11 12 * . 8
Human Services 10 15 3 13 13 14 16 18 20 18 15 13
Industry, Innovation and Science 2 3 9 5 6 9 12 15 19 21 20 10
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority . . * 4 1 7 6 9 * . . 6
Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities 0 . 10 6 6 8 12 15 18 20 24 11
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . . * * 1 1 7 14 * * . 7
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . . . . * * 3 8 * . . 2
- National Capital Authority . 2 3 2 1 7 9 13 * . . 4
Jobs and Small Business 1 * 5 4 8 11 13 16 19 19 * 12
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency . . . * * . 6 * . . . 4
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . * 1 3 7 8 10 12 11 . . 8
- Comcare * 2 4 6 8 10 11 13 12 . * 9
- Fair Work Commission . 24 2 2 1 10 8 11 * . . 7
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman . * 1 9 10 11 12 12 17 * . 10
- Safe Work Australia . . * 1 5 7 11 12 * . . 8
Prime Minister and Cabinet * 0 4 6 8 10 12 14 15 23 19 11
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. 2 4 5 2 6 4 7 13 * . . 3
- AIATSIS . * 3 5 9 10 10 21 * . . 8
- Australian National Audit Office * * 11 3 1 8 9 15 18 22 * 8
- Australian Public Service Commission * 5 4 7 8 11 12 15 25 . * 11
- Digital Transformation Agency * . * 3 8 7 12 14 11 * . 10
- Office of National Intelligence . * * 3 6 8 11 14 21 16 * 11
- Torres Strait Regional Authority 3 8 6 7 7 6 10 12 . . . 7
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . . * * 1 8 2 10 . . . 5
Social Services 9 9 2 4 9 12 14 15 19 23 21 12
- Australian Institute of Family Studies . . 2 2 1 6 5 14 . . . 5
- National Disability Insurance Agency * 3 3 1 1 3 5 5 10 10 * 2
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . * . 1 1 7 3 1 17 * * 2
Treasury * 4 6 5 7 7 10 15 19 20 25 9
- Australian Bureau of Statistics * 1 2 3 9 12 15 20 23 24 * 9
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 1 1 1 1 1 6 10 13 18 22 * 8
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 4 2 18 2 9 7 8 11 * * . 8
- Australian Taxation Office 4 3 9 11 12 15 18 19 20 19 * 12
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . . . . * 8 8 * * * . 8
- Productivity Commission . * 0 18 1 6 13 15 25 * * 11
Veterans' Affairs 29 19 9 7 12 13 17 20 23 17 * 13
- Australian War Memorial . 14 2 7 11 10 14 12 * . . 9
Total 3 4 6 11 10 11 13 16 18 20 22 11
                         
Source: APSED                        
* Data has been confidentialised                        
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2019