6248.0.55.002 - Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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TABLES

1. PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES, Level of government - States and territories

June 2017
June 2018
Commonwealth
State
Local
Total
Commonwealth
State
Local
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

New South Wales
53.4
469.1
55.9
578.3
54.0
473.5
53.9
581.4
Victoria
46.3
358.3
50.9
455.5
47.2
369.9
50.5
467.7
Queensland
28.6
322.3
41.8
392.7
29.0
331.0
42.7
402.7
South Australia
14.8
115.8
11.3
141.9
14.7
116.1
11.1
141.9
Western Australia
12.3
171.9
22.7
207.0
12.7
173.6
22.4
208.7
Tasmania
5.2
np
np
r49.1
5.2
np
np
51.2
Northern Territory
4.1
27.1
3.0
34.3
4.2
27.6
2.9
34.8
Australian Capital Territory
75.0
np
np
99.0
73.7
np
np
98.5
Australia
239.8
r1 528.4
189.5
r1 957.7
240.7
1 558.7
187.6
1 987.0

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
r revised

2. PUBLIC SECTOR CASH WAGES AND SALARIES, Level of government - States and territories

2016-17
2017-18
Commonwealth
State
Local
Total
Commonwealth
State
Local
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

New South Wales
4 582.8
35 913.9
3 739.6
44 236.3
4 600.8
36 768.1
3 729.2
45 098.1
Victoria
3 948.9
26 569.6
3 104.0
33 622.5
4 139.7
28 763.2
3 118.0
36 020.9
Queensland
2 284.0
25 526.5
3 078.9
30 889.3
2 289.6
27 039.4
3 142.7
32 471.7
South Australia
1 284.5
9 014.0
784.5
11 082.9
1 289.4
9 253.4
789.3
11 332.1
Western Australia
948.4
14 404.3
1 376.3
16 729.0
984.1
14 822.1
1 395.2
17 201.5
Tasmania
406.4
np
np
3 618.8
416.7
np
np
3 843.3
Northern Territory
319.4
2 515.0
161.6
2 996.0
328.3
2 628.6
164.7
3 121.6
Australian Capital Territory
7 299.1
np
np
9 385.5
7 310.3
np
np
9 502.8
Australia
21 073.4
119 000.6
12 486.3
152 560.3
21 358.9
124 640.8
12 592.3
158 592.0

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

3. PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES AND CASH WAGES AND SALARIES, Industry

    Employees
Cash wages and salaries
June 2017
June 2018
2016-17
2017-18
'000
'000
$m
$m

Electricity, gas, water and waste services
48.7
48.2
5 539.0
5 255.3
Construction
8.7
8.6
836.5
859.8
Transport, postal and warehousing
80.4
82.6
7 021.2
7 269.4
Information media and telecommunications
16.8
17.2
1 655.4
1 709.0
Financial and insurance services
13.0
12.5
1 428.4
1 438.0
Rental, hiring and real estate services
5.1
4.9
417.9
432.4
Professional, scientific and technical services
26.6
27.1
2 511.6
2 526.6
Public administration and safety
616.1
615.0
50 539.3
51 609.8
Education and training
r617.8
627.6
41 391.0
43 296.3
Health care and social assistance
492.9
509.5
39 112.5
41 859.9
Arts and recreation services
16.5
18.5
973.0
1 074.4
Other industries(a)
15.1
15.2
1 134.5
1 261.2
All industries
r1 957.7
1 987.0
152 560.3
158 592.0

r revised
(a) Includes Agriculture, Forestry and fishing, Mining, Manufacturing, Wholesale trade, Retail trade, Accommodation and food services, Administrative and support services and Other services.