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Staff profile

At 30 June 2019, there were 534 people, including contract (labour hire) staff, who worked at the AIHW compared with 449 at 30 June 2018. Contract staff numbers increased significantly to meet the needs of externally-funded projects and comply with the cap on the number of APS staff we are allowed to employ.

Table 5.1 shows staff engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 (APS staff) and contract (labour hire) staff.

Of our 341 active APS staff at 30 June 2019:

  • 336 (99%) were ongoing employees-an increase of 7.4% compared with 30 June 2018
  • 5 were non-ongoing employees, compared with 11 in June 2018
  • 84 (25%) worked part-time, compared with 83 in June 2018
  • 229 (67%) identified as female, compared with 220 (68%) in June 2018 (see Table 5.2).

Further information on ongoing and non-ongoing staff is at Appendix 6: Digital Annual Reporting Information.

Table 5.1: Staff numbers, 2015–2019

30 June 2015

30 June 2016

30 June 2017

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

Number

Active APS staff

308

310

344

324

341

APS staff on long-term leave

31

37

25

23

36

Contractors

..

..

17

102

157

Total staff

339

347

386

449

534

Full-time equivalent

Active APS staff

284.8

286.6

318

302.8

320.3

APS staff on long-term leave

29.1

35.0

24.2

21.3

31.8

Contractors

..

..

15.9

89.9

134.8

Total staff

313.9

321.6

358.1

414.0

486.9

Table 5.2: Gender identification of active staff, 2015–2019

30 June 2015

30 June 2016

30 June 2017

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

Active APS staff

Number

Female staff

237

241

234

220

229

Male staff

102

105

110

104

112

Staff who do not exclusively identify as male or female

Total

339

346

344

324

341

Contractors

Female staff

..

..

8

52

91

Male staff

..

..

9

50

66

Staff who do not exclusively identify as male or female

Total

17

102

157

Total all staff (Including contractors)

339

346

361

426

498

Classification level

Of our active APS staff at 30 June 2019, 37% (126 staff) were classified and employed as Executive Level 1 (EL 1) officers and 23% (80 staff) were employed as APS 6 officers (see Table 5.3).

The percentage of active APS (2–6) level decreased to 45% in comparison with 54% as at 30 June 2018. Executive level staff increased to 53% compared with 44% at the same time last year. The percentage of APS 4 staff decreased slightly. All other classification levels remained relatively stable.

Table 5.3: Number of active staff by classification level, 2017–18 to 2018–19

Level

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

APS 2–3

2

2

APS 4

46

33

APS 5

40

37

APS 6

86

80

EL 1

102

126

EL 2

39

54

Senior Executive Services (SES) Band 1

7

7

SES Band 2

1

1

CEO

1

1

Total

324

341

Role of staff

As at 30 June 2019:

  • 418 (84%) of our active staff performed statistical work
    • 293 (86%) of our active APS staff
    • 125 (80%) of our contract staff.
  • 80 (16%) were employed in corporate support functions, including IT, finance, governance, publications, media and communications
    • 48 (14%) of our active APS staff
    • 32 (20%) of our contract staff.