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Who we are

Figure 1 Department of Agriculture demographics as at 30 June 2019

The Department of Agriculture has around 5,000 employees. Full time employees make up 76.9% of our workforce, part time 17.2% and 5.9% of employees are casual. Women represent 51% of the workforce and 46% of our managers are women. Our people include 1% who identify as LGBTIQ, 2% who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, 2% who have a disability and 6% from non-English speaking backgrounds. Most of our employees are aged between 30 and 59. We work in offices around Australia and in 16 locations overseas.Note: an employee has a non-English speaking background (NESB) if they arrived in Australia after the age of 5 and their first language is a language other than English. Diversity data are self-identified by employees.