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ABS workforce diversity profile

As at 30 June 2018, staff who identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples represented 0.8% of the total number of staff (office-based staff and interviewers) in the ABS (excluding unpaid inoperative staff). The APS Employee Census for 2018 identified 1.0% of staff who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and we continue to support staff to willingly identify through the payroll system.

See 2.8 Indigenous employee staffing for the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples employed in the ABS, 2017-18.

According to data from the ABS HR systems as at 30 June 2018, staff who identified as having disability represented 2.0% of the total number of staff (office-based staff and interviewers) in the ABS (excluding unpaid inoperative staff). The APS Employee Census for 2018 identified 7.0% of staff who have a disability and we continue to encourage and support staff to willingly identify through the payroll system.

Number of staff identifying as having disability employed in the ABS, 2017–18 (a) 30 June 2017 30 June 2018

30 June 2017

30 June 2018

Ongoing employees

65

59

Non-ongoing employees

3

2

Ongoing Interviewers

n/a

4

Non-ongoing Interviewers

n/a

0

Total

68

65

(a) Includes operative and paid inoperative staff as at 30 June 2018. n/a not available – data not recorded in HR system in 2016–17.

The ABS is committed to achieving gender diversity at all levels. Just over half (54.8%) of the workforce is female.
Total employees (including Interviewers) by level and gender as at 30 June 2018 (a) (b)

Classification

Female

Male

Total

Cadet

0

0

0

Graduate

12

17

29

APS1

0

0

0

APS2

78

49

127

APS3

57

42

99

APS4

296

296

592

APS5

300

210

510

APS6

350

327

677

EXEC1

231

233

464

EXEC2

53

80

133

SES

22

23

45

Interviewers

365

179

544

Total

1764

1456

3220

(a) Includes operative and paid inoperative, ongoing and non-ongoing staff and SES staff on secondment to other agencies.

(b) Excludes the Australian Statistician (statutory appointment).