Public sector diversity snapshot

Table 2: Diversity in the public sector

Table 2

Group

Representation (%)

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Aboriginal Australians

3.3

3.0

2.9

2.8

2.7

People with disability2

4.8

2.6

2.3

2.2

2.0

Women in management (SES)

27.6

29.2

30.1

31.7

32.9

People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

12.8

12.5

12.5

12.4

12.6

People 24 and under

5.4

5.1

4.6

4.7

4.4

People 45 and over

51.9

51.9

52.5

52.4

52.6

Source: HRMOIR data as at 31 March 2015-2016 and 30 June for 2012-2014.

2 In 2013 the Department of Health identified a significant over-reporting error for employees with disability. This means the public sector figures for 2010 to 2012 reflect an over-representation of employees with disability. Also, public university representation for 2013 differs from those presented in the 2013 annual report due to improvements in data collection and reporting.

The Public Sector at a glance

The Public Sector at a glance

There are 137371 employees in the public sector. 27.7% are men and 72.3% are women. 2.0% are people with disability. 2.7% are Aboriginal Australians. 24.3% work in regional WA; 75.7% work in the Perth metro area. Employment type (rounded to one decimal place): 70.3% permanent; 17.9% fixed term; 10.7% casual; 1.0% other. Age profile: 4.4% 24 and under; 43.0% 25-44 years; 52.6% 45 and over; Median age 46 years; largest single group 50-54 years. Percentage across all classification levels (to nearest percent): level 1 18%; level 2 11%; level 3 10%; level 4 10%; level 5 17%; level 6 20%; level 7 7%; level 8 3%; level 9 2%; class 1 and above 2%. There are 492 members of the SES.

Source: HRMOIR


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