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Table 53: Engagements of ongoing employees: mean age (years) by location, classification and gender, 2018-19
  Men  
Location Trainee Graduate APS 1 APS 2 APS 3 APS 4 APS 5 APS 6 EL 1 EL 2 SES 1 SES 2 SES 3 Total
Australian Capital Territory 22.9 25.9 20.9 26.6 28.1 30.4 33.0 37.6 43.2 44.6 45.0 50.6 52.8 32.9
New South Wales 27.4 25.4 39.7 32.7 34.6 33.8 38.6 39.7 42.5 43.8 40.0 52.3 48.0 36.3
Victoria 28.4 25.3 26.0 28.5 34.8 37.1 36.9 40.6 42.0 45.5 46.3 54.0 . 36.7
Queensland 29.4 28.7 19.0 32.3 37.8 34.3 36.4 41.2 45.0 34.0 44.0 . . 36.2
South Australia 25.0 25.9 . 30.8 38.2 39.0 35.2 37.7 43.2 43.8 51.0 . . 35.3
Western Australia 25.7 25.1 . 34.6 38.9 41.4 42.9 44.1 51.2 53.5 . . . 39.8
Tasmania 27.6 26.3 . . 30.3 38.2 42.8 43.0 44.0 50.0 . . . 37.9
Northern Territory 29.3 . . 27.4 44.2 36.3 40.9 39.6 48.3 50.0 56.0 . . 38.0
Overseas . . . . 26.0 . . . . . . . . 26.0
Total men 26.5 25.9 23.4 29.3 33.6 33.8 35.6 39.0 43.1 44.9 45.5 51.8 52.1 34.8
  Women  
Location Trainee Graduate APS 1 APS 2 APS 3 APS 4 APS 5 APS 6 EL 1 EL 2 SES 1 SES 2 SES 3 Total
Australian Capital Territory 25.8 25.3 19.6 28.8 32.4 32.2 34.2 37.1 40.7 42.8 46.8 50.4 49.3 33.3
New South Wales 27.1 25.4 42.5 39.4 35.7 36.3 36.8 39.2 40.2 42.3 45.8 51.0 . 36.4
Victoria 30.7 25.0 45.0 29.6 34.8 35.2 37.7 38.5 40.6 41.1 53.0 34.0 54.0 36.3
Queensland 30.0 26.5 . 33.6 35.2 38.6 40.7 41.7 42.8 44.4 42.0 . . 37.4
South Australia 25.6 25.7 . 38.3 38.3 40.6 39.8 42.9 38.6 46.1 . . . 38.6
Western Australia 26.5 29.3 . 42.5 36.3 40.0 38.3 41.8 45.0 47.0 . . . 38.1
Tasmania 30.6 24.5 . . 34.7 38.3 44.7 40.6 44.3 37.5 . . . 38.2
Northern Territory 28.5 22.0 . 26.7 35.1 30.9 36.6 43.8 43.7 52.7 . . . 35.5
Total women 28.0 25.4 23.7 32.3 34.7 34.7 36.7 38.6 40.7 42.8 46.5 48.7 50.5 35.2
  Total  
Location Trainee Graduate APS 1 APS 2 APS 3 APS 4 APS 5 APS 6 EL 1 EL 2 SES 1 SES 2 SES 3 Total
Australian Capital Territory 24.5 25.6 20.1 28.1 31.0 31.7 33.7 37.3 41.8 43.5 45.8 50.5 51.7 33.2
New South Wales 27.1 25.4 40.8 36.5 35.3 35.4 37.5 39.4 41.1 42.9 44.4 52.0 48.0 36.4
Victoria 29.9 25.3 41.2 29.2 34.8 35.8 37.4 39.4 41.3 43.2 49.0 47.3 54.0 36.5
Queensland 29.8 27.5 19.0 33.3 36.1 37.1 38.7 41.5 43.9 42.8 42.5 . . 36.9
South Australia 25.3 25.8 . 35.5 38.3 40.1 37.6 39.5 40.6 44.9 51.0 . . 37.0
Western Australia 26.3 26.0 . 38.1 37.4 40.5 39.6 42.6 47.2 52.2 . . . 38.8
Tasmania 29.4 25.3 . . 33.3 38.2 43.7 41.9 44.1 45.0 . . . 38.1
Northern Territory 28.8 22.0 . 27.1 38.6 31.9 38.7 42.2 46.0 51.3 56.0 . . 36.5
Overseas . . . . 26.0 . . . . . . . . 26.0
Total 27.4 25.7 23.6 31.1 34.3 34.4 36.3 38.8 41.8 43.7 46.0 50.3 51.5 35.1

Source: APSED

Last reviewed: 
27 September 2019