Latest ABS public sector employment figures now available

by Dec 14, 2020News

Gold Coast by Matt Barrett on unsplash

The number of public sector employees based in Queensland grew in 2019–20.
Credit: Gold Coast by Matt Barrett on unsplash

The latest estimates of public sector employment and earnings in Australia were released last month by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

At the end of June 2020, the total number of people employed in the Australian public sector was 2,041,200, and the total public sector cash wages and salaries in 2019–20 was $174,139.5 million.

The largest number of public sector employees — 595,900 — were based in New South Wales. Of these the State Government employed 486,600 people, the Commonwealth Government employed 54,700 people, and Local Government employed 54,600 people.

The second largest number of public sector employees were based in Victoria (480,800), and the third largest in Queensland (413,100). The smallest number of public sector employees were based in the Northern Territory (34,400).

People employed in the public sector worked across a diverse range of industries. The three largest were public administration and safety (637,400), education and training (634,000), and health care and social assistance (543,300).

For further information, see the ABS release Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia.

And to see what public sector jobs are currently available, visit IPAA’s Public Sector Jobs page.