The workforce

This diagram gives a snapshot of the New South Wales public sector workforce. Total number of employees (FTE) in the New South Wales public sector is 328,113 and the corresponding headcount is 396,036; there was an increase of 871 in the number of nurses, teachers and police officers from June 2013 (FTE); there was a decrease of 1,223 in total employees from June 2013 (FTE) (note: There has been a small decrease of total employees over the last 12 months for the second year in a row. While nurses, teachers and police officers increased by 871, all other staff decreased by 2,094, resulting in an overall decrease of 1,233 (FTE)); 11.0% is the public sector percentage of all NSW employed persons (unchanged since June 2013) (Reference: Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force, Australia); 45 is the median age of public sector employees (compared to 40 years for all NSW employed persons); 24.2% of employees are aged 55 years and over; 62.4% of employees are women (45.9% of all NSW employed persons are women); the median salary for 2014 is $77,887 - for women $77,600, for men $79,662; 26.0% of the workforce are  part-time employees (a slight reduction from June 2013) (non-casual); 38.3% of public sector employees work outside Sydney (32.4% of all NSW employed persons work outside Sydney);  60.5 hours is the average sick leave taken annually (per FTE) up from 59.3 hours in June 2013; 2.9% of the workforce are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees (up from 2.7% in June 2013); the median length of service in an agency is 8.9 years.


5. There has been a small decrease of total employees over the last 12 months for the second year in a row. While nurses, teachers and police officers increased by 871, all other staff decreased by 2,094, resulting in an overall decrease of 1,233 (FTE)

6. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Labour Force, Australia

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