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Public Administration and Safety

Public Administration and Safety employs approximately 812,000 persons (ABS trend data), full time and part time, which is around 6.7 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 14.6 per cent. The median age for workers in this industry is 44 years and median earnings are around $1,455 per week (before tax) for full time employees. For more detailed information on the Public Administration and Safety industry, please visit the  Data Tools channel.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - May 17 ('000)

812.0

Employment Growth - Five years to May 17 ('000)

103.5

Employment Growth - Five Years to May 17 (%)

14.6

Male Share of Employment - Year to May 17 (%)

49.1

Female Share of Employment - Year to May 17 (%)

50.9

Full Time Share of Employment - Year to May 17 (%)

78.4

Average Full Time Hours - Year to May 17

36

Median Weekly Earnings (full time employees) 2015 ($)

1,455

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2022 ('000)

75.0

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2022 (%)

9.3

Sources: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003, trend. Average full time hours data is a four quarter average of original data; Earnings data are ABS, Characteristics of Employment Cat. No. 6333.0, 2015; Department of Employment, 2017 employment projections, five years to May 2022.

Top 10 Occupations

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Number Employed

(four quarter average, 2016)


Police

60,600

General Clerks

49,800

Security Officers and Guards

33,100

Contract, Program and Project Administrators

32,300

Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

23,600

Information Officers

19,200

Intelligence and Policy Analysts

16,800

Prison Officers

16,300

Other Miscellaneous Labourers

15,200

Fire and Emergency Workers

14,800

Source: Four quarter average and custom data based on ABS Labour Force, Australia, Cat no: 6291.0.55.003.


Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Employment projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.