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Public Administration and Safety

Public Administration and Safety employs approximately 707,000 persons (ABS trend data), full time and part time, which is around 5.7 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has decreased by 1.3 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.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - February 18 ('000)

707.0

Employment Growth - Five years to February 18 ('000)

-9.7

Employment Growth - Five Years to February 18 (%)

-1.3

Male Share of Employment - Year to February 18 (%)

54.4

Female Share of Employment - Year to February 18 (%)

45.6

Full Time Share of Employment - Year to February 18 (%)

82.7

Average Full Time Hours - February 18

36

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

1455

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 Department of Jobs and Small Business trend; Earnings data are ABS, Characteristics of Employment Cat. No. 6333.0, 2015; Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017 employment projections, five years to May 2022.

Top 10 Occupations

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Number Employed

(four quarter average, 2017)


Police

61,200

General Clerks

50,700

Security Officers and Guards

39,900

Contract, Program and Project Administrators

31,500

Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

23,600

Prison Officers

22,000

Intelligence and Policy Analysts

19,900

Information Officers

18,800

Other Miscellaneous Labourers

16,100

Registered Nurses

14,200

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 Jobs and Small Business 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.