C7 Staffing profile

During 2009-10 the number of staff employed by the Department increased by 120, from 5,488 in 2008-09 to the current level of 5,608. The majority of these new staff were employed in schools to implement the ACT Government’s average class size initiative and as a consequence of school enrolment increases. Staff increases were also due the need to support national partnership initiatives including the Building the Education Revolution program.

The ratio of male to female staff (22% to 78%) has remained constant from the previous reporting period. The average length of service of staff has increased from 8.2 years to 8.4 years, while the average age of the Department’s workforce has remained constant at just under 44 years of age.

The figures presented in this chapter are for paid headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE) as at 24 June 2010. The figures have been provided by the Shared Services Centre, Department of Territory and Municipal Services.

The statistics exclude board members, staff not paid by the ACT Public Service and people on leave without pay. Staff members who had separated from the ACT Public Service but received a payment have been included.

Table C7.1: Headcount and full-time equivalent by gender

 

Female

Male

Total

Full-time equivalent

3,557.2

1,095.6

4,652.8

Headcount

4,377

1,231

5,608

Percentage of workforce (headcount)

78%

22%

100%

Table C7.2: Employment category by headcount

Permanent

Temporary

Casual

Total

4,032

689

887

5,608

Table C7.3: Headcount by classification and gender

Classification

Female

Male

Total

Administrative Service Officers

1,278

131

1,409

Disability Officers

2

0

2

Executive Officers

8

7

15

General Service Officers and equivalent

6

115

121

Health Professional Officers

12

1

13

Information Technology Officers

2

17

19

Professional Officers

1

0

1

School Leaders

483

191

674

Senior Officers

66

38

104

Teachers

2,518

731

3,249

Trainees and apprentices

1

0

1

Total

4,377

1,231

5,608

Table C7.4: Employment category by gender (headcount)

Employment categories

Female

Male

Total

Casual

730

157

887

Permanent full-time

2,182

815

2,997

Permanent part-time

960

75

1,035

Temporary full-time

247

124

371

Temporary part-time

258

60

318

Total

4,377

1,231

5,608

Table C7.5: Length of service by gender (headcount)

Length of service in years

Female

Male

Total

0-2

917

300

1,217

2-4

660

184

844

4-6

750

197

947

6-8

489

112

601

8-10

357

88

445

10-12

155

53

208

12-14

147

35

182

14+

902

262

1,164

Total

4,377

1,231

5,608

Table C7.6: Average length of service by gender

Gender

Average length of service

Female

8.3

Male

8.6

Overall

8.4

Table C7.7: Age profile by gender (headcount)

Age groups

Female

Male

Total

<20

17

8

25

20-24

189

57

246

25-29

489

155

644

30-34

464

161

625

35-39

487

150

637

40-44

541

111

652

45-49

549

139

688

50-54

679

151

830

55-59

557

146

703

60-64

297

102

399

65-69

82

36

118

>70

26

15

41

Total

4,377

1,231

5,608

Table C7.8: Agency profile by full-time equivalent and headcount

Divisions

FTE

Headcount

Chief Executive’s Office

3.0

3

Deputy Chief Executive’s Office

3.0

3

Corporate Services

102.2

106

School Improvement

4,413.8

5,360

Strategy and Coordination

63.2

64

Tertiary and International Education

67.6

72

Total

4,652.8

5,608

Table C7.9: Agency profile by employment type

Divisions

Permanent

Temporary

Casual

Total

Chief Executive’s Office

2

1

0

3

Deputy Chief Executive’s Office

2

1

0

3

Corporate Services

79

23

4

106

School Improvement

3,827

653

880

5,360

Strategy and Coordination

61

3

0

64

Tertiary and International Education

61

8

3

72

Total

4,032

689

887

5,608

Table C7.10: Staff by equity and diversity categories by headcount

Equity categories

Headcount

Percentage of workforce

A

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employment

38

0.7%

B

Culturally and linguistically diverse employment

530

9.5%

C

Employment of people with a disability

65

1.2%

 

Employees identifying in any of the equity categories A, B and C*

623

11.1%

D

Women

4,377

78.0%

Note: * Employees who identify in more than one equity and diversity category (A, B and C) have been counted once.

For more information contact:
Director,
Human Resources Branch
Telephone: (02) 6205 9202

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