Appendix 6 - local government authorities workforce demographics

In 2012 the reporting dates for local government authorities data changed from December to March in order to better match data reporting timeframes for public universities and public sector agencies and authorities. The change in reporting timeframes has resulted in an absence of local government data for the 2011 reporting year.

Women, men, youth and mature workers in local government authorities

Representation of women, men, youth and mature workers 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

No. of employees

12 153

4 612

13 447

4 912

14 437

5 583

15 575

5 521

16 791

6 040

No. of women

7 858

632

8 767

774

9 426

1 016

10 177

912

10 842

979

No. of men

4 295

3 980

4 680

4 138

5 011

4 567

5 398

4 609

5 949

5 061

Women as % of all employees

64.7%

13.7%

65.2%

15.8%

65.3%

18.2%

65.3%

16.5%

64.6%

16.2%

Estimated women FTEs as % of all estimated FTEs

60.0%

10.5%

60.9%

12.3%

61.3%

14.1%

61.1%

12.6%

60.4%

12.7%

No. of youth ( under 25 years of age)

1 490

358

2 162

369

2 204

485

2 331

555

1 916

386

Youth as % of total employees

12.3%

7.8%

16.1%

7.5%

15.3%

8.7%

15.0%

10.1%

11.4%

6.4%

No. of mature workers

(45 years of age and over)

4 348

2 498

4 544

2 523

5 363

2 811

6 034

3 126

6 251

3 222

Mature workers as % of total employees

35.8%

54.2%

33.8%

51.4%

37.1%

50.3%

38.7%

56.6%

37.2%

53.3%

Note: Estimated FTEs are calculated by counting each full-time person as one FTE and each part-time and casual person as a 0.5 FTE. Data from 2008 to 2010 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more agencies updating their historical data.

Women and men in local government authorities

Employment type - women and men 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Permanent women

4 840

358

5 152

396

5 476

535

5 921

488

6 148

528

Permanent women as % of all women

61.6%

56.6%

58.8%

51.2%

58.1%

52.7%

58.2%

53.5%

56.7%

53.9%

Permanent men

2 991

3 698

3 073

3 715

3 156

4 045

3 472

4 130

3 664

4 157

Permanent men as % of all men

69.6%

92.9%

65.7%

89.8%

63.0%

88.6%

64.3%

89.6%

61.6%

82.1%

Part-time women

2 110

112

2 205

96

2 345

162

2 559

169

2 819

201

Part-time women as % of permanent and fixed-term women

39.1%

28.9%

38.8%

23.0%

38.4%

28.6%

38.9%

32.6%

40.7%

36.0%

Part-time men

317

87

366

139

362

99

371

122

509

147

Part-time men as % of permanent and fixed-term men

9.2%

2.3%

10.3%

3.6%

9.9%

2.4%

9.3%

2.9%

11.6%

3.4%

Women in management in local government authorities

Distribution of women 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Equity index for women

69

101

76

104

80

96

83

92

79

87

Women as % salary ranges 7-10

36.5%

6.5%

41.9%

8.1%

44.8%

10.0%

46.7%

9.0%

44.7%

9.4%

Women as % salary ranges 9-10

27.8%

6.0%

31.5%

7.5%

36.1%

9.8%

38.0%

9.5%

40.9%

8.1%

The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the publlic sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression.

Women in management tiers 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Total in tier 1

144

 

141

 

141

 

141

 

140

 

Women in tier 1

9

 

14

 

10

 

11

 

11

 

Women as % tier 1

6.3%

 

9.9%

 

7.1%

 

7.8%

 

7.9%

 

Total in tier 2

422

52

424

57

422

54

473

82

436

72

Women in tier 2

104

0

112

8

123

1

134

11

149

5

Women as % tier 2

24.6%

0.0%

26.4%

14.0%

29.1%

1.9%

28.3%

13.4%

34.2%

6.9%

Total in tier 3

597

104

632

88

694

78

723

157

723

194

Women in tier 3

200

3

218

8

234

3

283

18

275

18

Women as % tier 3

33.5%

2.9%

34.5%

9.1%

33.7%

3.8%

39.1%

11.5%

38.0%

9.3%

Indigenous Australians in local government authorities

Representation of Indigenous Australians 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Employees surveyed

6 674

2 624

6 360

2 572

6 852

2 796

8 617

3 513

9 694

3 758

Employees surveyed as % of Total

54.9%

56.9%

47.3%

52.4%

47.5%

50.1%

55.3%

63.6%

57.7%

62.2%

Indigenous Australians

87

163

95

204

113

198

121

226

172

230

Indigenous Australians as % of employees surveyed

1.3%

6.2%

1.5%

7.9%

1.6%

7.1%

1.4%

6.4%

1.8%

6.1%

Note: The data on Indigenous Australians relies on self-nomination. It is therefore possible that these results may underestimate the true number.

Indigenous Australians in local government authorities

Distribution of Indigenous Australians 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Equity index for Indigenous Australians

56

98

52

98

62

91

65

93

61

91

No. of Indigenous Australians in salary ranges 7-10

10

140

10

153

21

154

20

138

21

127

All employees as % salary ranges 7-10

30.2%

86.7%

36.8%

88.0%

41.1%

83.1%

44.7%

79.1%

38.5%

76.7%

Indigenous Australians as % in salary ranges 7-10

14.5%

91.5%

14.1%

89.0%

25.6%

87.5%

21.3%

73.8%

19.8%

71.3%

No. Indigenous Australians in salary ranges 9-10

4

60

1

80

9

88

9

90

12

42

All employees as % salary ranges 9-10

16.3%

38.9%

19.6%

39.7%

23.0%

46.9%

25.5%

43.7%

21.7%

27.0%

Indigenous Australians as % in salary ranges 9-10

5.8%

39.2%

1.4%

46.5%

11.0%

50.0%

9.6%

48.1%

11.3%

23.6%

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression.

People from culturally diverse backgrounds in local government authorities

Representation of people from culturally diverse backgrounds 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Employees surveyed

6 674

2 624

6 360

2 572

6 852

2 796

8 617

3 513

9 694

3 758

Employees surveyed as % of total

54.9%

56.9%

47.3%

52.4%

47.5%

50.1%

55.3%

63.6%

57.7%

62.2%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

737

321

851

323

917

386

1 259

400

1 904

603

People from culturally diverse backgrounds as % of employees surveyed

11.0%

12.2%

13.4%

12.6%

13.4%

13.8%

14.6%

11.4%

19.6%

16.0%

Note: The data on people from culturally diverse backgrounds relies on self-nomination. It is therefore possible that these results may underestimate the true number.

People from culturally diverse backgrounds in local government authorities

Distribution of people from culturally diverse backgrounds 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Equity index for people from culturally diverse backgrounds

116

107

112

102

110

102

108

103

116

108

No. of people from culturally diverse backgrounds in Salary ranges 7-10

235

269

273

233

333

272

524

276

721

346

All employees as % salary ranges 7-10

30.2%

86.7%

36.8%

88.0%

41.1%

83.1%

44.7%

79.1%

38.5%

76.7%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds as % in salary ranges 7-10

34.4%

87.3%

38.2%

79.8%

42.7%

73.9%

50.6%

83.4%

47.2%

72.4%

No. of people from culturally diverse backgrounds in salary ranges 9-10

122

165

160

103

194

170

332

185

469

172

All employees as % salary ranges 9-10

16.3%

38.9%

19.6%

39.7%

23.0%

46.9%

25.5%

43.7%

21.7%

27.0%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds as % in salary ranges 9-10

17.9%

53.6%

22.4%

35.3%

24.9%

46.2%

32.0%

55.9%

30.7%

36.0%

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression.

People with a disability in local government authorities

Representation of people with a disability 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Employees surveyed

6 674

2 624

6 360

2 572

6 852

2 796

8 617

3 513

9 694

3 758

Employees surveyed as % of total

54.9%

56.9%

47.3%

52.4%

47.5%

50.1%

55.3%

63.6%

57.7%

62.2%

People with a disability

106

96

135

114

133

126

154

115

160

116

People with a disability as % of employees surveyed

1.6%

3.7%

2.1%

4.4%

1.9%

4.5%

1.8%

3.3%

1.7%

3.1%

Note : The data on people with disability relies on self-nomination. It is therefore possible that these results may underestimate the true number.

People with a disability in local government authorities

Distribution of people with a disability 2007-2012

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Indoor

Outdoor

Equity index for people with a disability

93

92

72

86

77

84

74

91

77

83

No. of people with disabilitity in salary ranges 7-10

26

68

28

81

33

79

37

70

40

67

All employees as % salary ranges 7-10

30.2%

86.7%

36.8%

88.0%

41.1%

83.1%

44.7%

79.1%

38.5%

76.7%

People with a disability as % in salary ranges 7-10

25.7%

71.6%

23.1%

73.0%

29.2%

64.8%

30.3%

65.4%

29.9%

63.2%

No. of people with a disability in salary ranges 9-10

19

36

17

31

14

36

19

33

25

22

All employees as % salary ranges 9-10

16.3%

38.9%

19.6%

39.7%

23.0%

46.9%

25.5%

43.7%

21.7%

27.0%

People with a disability as % in salary ranges 9-10

18.8%

37.9%

14.0%

27.9%

12.4%

29.5%

15.6%

30.8%

18.7%

20.8%

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression.

 


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