Public Sector Employment Up By 1.5% Between 2017 And 2018

Public Sector Employment Up By 1.5% Between 2017 And 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Mild Wage Growth In Public Sector

Victor P Taffa

Public sector saw mild growth in both wages and the number of employees in 2017-18, according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

Bruce Hockman, Chief Economist at the ABS, said that across the 3 levels of government, there was a 1.5 % increase in the number of employees between 2017 and 2018.

“Total public sector cash wages and salaries also increased by 4.0 % over the same period.” Mr. Hockman said.

“Strongest growth has been in state government organisations, with employment increasing by 2.0 % and total cash wages and salaries increasing by 4.7 %.”

This collection covers public sector organisations, including:

  • Commonwealth and state/territory government organisations,
  • Local government authorities,
  • Public corporations,
  • Universities,
  • Non-profit institutions controlled by the government,
  • Government marketing boards,
  • Legislative courts,
  • Municipal authorities,
  • Other statutory authorities.