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The Statistical Data Compendium - Length of Service of public sector employees
The Statistical Data Compendium - Chapter 6 Length of Service of public sector employees

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The Victorian State Government Workforce Statistical Data Compendium 1999-2010
Chapter 6: Length of Service of public sector employees
Data Scope and Limitations
The Victorian State Government public sector is defined under the Public Administration Act 2004.
The first year of the data series (1999) represents the first time detailed workforce information was collected across the Victorian public sector. The data collected in these early years contains gaps and may include reporting errors. Therefore, data for 1999 and 2000 should be treated as being indicative at best, with the quality of data improving progressively thereafter.
Staff who are on leave without pay are excluded because they are not actively working at the reporting organisation at the time of reporting.
Coverage changes
The statutory definition of the scope of the public sector was changed with the commencement in 2005 of the Public Administration Act 2004. The main impact of the definition change was to add State owned corporations and the Police Force as public sector organisations and to remove universities.
Machinery of government changes have amalgamated or ceased some organisations and led to the creation of others resulting in staff being moved between industry groupings within the sector.
Data quality, aggregate data and use of estimates where information is not reported
The quality of the information in the Workforce Data Collection is dependent upon the accuracy of the information held and reported by organisations.
The data collected over the eleven years contains gaps and may include reporting errors, particularly in the early years.
Public entities of less than approximately 50 staff are not required to report data on each employee. These organisations report aggregate staff numbers only.
Over each of the years 1999 to 2003 some organisations who were requested to report failed to do so within the required deadline, most subsequently reported aggregate staff numbers only. Estimated employment numbers have been included where there are gaps in reported data to minimise the impact of missing data in the analysis of employment levels over time.
Data quality and reporting has improved over time as organisations have become aware of their reporting obligations, developed an understanding of the information required, and implemented systems and processes to manage reporting.
Contents
Data Tables 17 - 19 show the number of people employed as at June of each year by length of service in years according to the cohorts, less than 1 year, 1 year but less than 3 years, 3 years but less than 5 years, 5 years but less than 10 years, 10 years but less than 20 years, 20 years but less than 30 years, and 30 years or more by:
" the whole public sector,
" industry group and age in ten year cohorts (15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55- 64, 65+).
Data that informs length of service with the current employer was not collected prior to 2001, and is not available for 2002. Accordingly the data series commences at June 2001 but excludes 2002.
Years of service information is not available for employees working in government schools, due to limited functionality of the human resource management system used by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. As a result, government schools data is not included in these tables.
Years of service information was not sought for Police until the 2007 collection.
When interpreting the data in these tables care should be taken to allow for changes in the organisations included in the data collection, and the influence of missing information.
Contents of this spreadsheet
Statistical Data Compendium 1999 to 2010
Chapter 6: Length of Service
Overview
Data Tables

Sheet 2 (Table17)

Table 17: Number of Ongoing and fixed term employees by Length of Service with their current employer agency, by year, as at June of each year 2001 to 2010. Whole Public Sector (excluding government schools).
Year
2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Less than 1 year service 20301 18792 17733 18763 19778 21593 24338 23775 22961
1 year but less than 3 24096 30265 29406 26653 26051 28044 30285 33744 35743
3 years but less than 5 16317 17450 21379 20667 20337 18974 18895 20533 22179
5 years but less than 10 24186 27244 29630 25924 30788 35577 36522 36508 36735
10 years but less than 20 29636 29312 30023 25485 27991 31955 31510 31464 31764
20 years but less than 30 8618 9162 9782 9623 11639 14722 15567 17720 19043
30 years or more 1811 2159 2502 2543 3151 4779 5230 5844 6210
Missing length of service 3641 1561 1411 4055 11670 121 6 13 286
Total 128606 135945 141866 133713 151405 155765 162353 169601 174921
Source: SSA Annual Workforce Data Collection

Sheet 3 (Table18)

Table 18: Number of Ongoing and fixed term employees by Length of Service with their current employer agency, by year, as at June of each year 2001 to 2010. Break down by public sector industry group (excluding government schools).
Year
2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Victorian Public Service
Less than 1 year service 3874 4595 3996 4336 4176 5200 5811 5756 5076
1 year but less than 3 4189 6472 6377 6198 6233 6067 6620 8516 9103
3 years but less than 5 2660 3694 4216 4688 4854 4329 3952 4192 4785
5 years but less than 10 5466 5907 6142 5879 6299 7027 7406 7298 7492
10 years but less than 20 6505 6969 7043 7238 7553 7379 7175 6727 6509
20 years but less than 30 1561 1676 1732 2030 2292 2611 2776 3282 3805
30 years or more 457 571 617 840 871 927 906 905 973
Missing length of service 2103 2 1
Total Victorian Public Service 26815 29886 30123 31209 32278 33541 34646 36676 37743
Public health care
Less than 1 year service 11483 8811 8499 11508 11943 11959 12918 12762 12997
1 year but less than 3 12922 13786 14086 15790 14417 14646 16201 17036 17727
3 years but less than 5 8718 7589 9892 11483 11486 10096 9896 10532 11450
5 years but less than 10 10630 11381 12891 14048 17481 18914 19417 19196 19401
10 years but less than 20 12429 11286 11881 11962 14048 14135 14604 15417 15907
20 years but less than 30 2911 3168 3592 4138 5321 5787 6126 7357 7536
30 years or more 272 338 438 512 762 923 1018 1329 1439
Missing length of service 68 598 5 4046 80 5 4 8 11
Total Public health care 59433 56957 61284 73487 75538 76465 80184 83637 86468
TAFEs and other education entities
Less than 1 year service 642 702 681 807 821 1192 1440 1205 1065
1 year but less than 3 902 1897 1356 1462 1291 1635 1955 2280 2355
3 years but less than 5 683 976 1473 1870 1322 1227 1210 1308 1475
5 years but less than 10 1286 1763 1734 2471 2882 3002 2794 2620 2406
10 years but less than 20 1141 1669 1724 2494 2408 2602 2704 2802 2832
20 years but less than 30 378 502 490 701 752 858 872 901 903
30 years or more 48 87 113 137 138 160 237 250 250
Missing length of service 428 180 1 160
Total TAFEs and other education entities 5508 7596 7751 9942 9615 10676 11212 11366 11446
University
Less than 1 year service 2838 3105 2864
1 year but less than 3 4222 5156 4706
3 years but less than 5 2935 3534 3612
5 years but less than 10 4942 5535 5945
10 years but less than 20 5232 5397 5591
20 years but less than 30 1581 1436 1385
30 years or more 343 393 448
Missing length of service 654 885 941
Total University 22747 25441 25492
Police and emergency services
Less than 1 year service 434 383 370 490 374 786 1110 1157 1438
1 year but less than 3 568 749 709 867 940 2011 1864 1705 2072
3 years but less than 5 313 519 646 740 728 1411 1616 1870 1660
5 years but less than 10 473 603 755 989 1151 3571 3811 4094 3812
10 years but less than 20 1772 1626 1528 1391 1380 5093 4467 3994 4003
20 years but less than 30 851 974 1082 1142 1266 3435 3695 4067 4545
30 years or more 108 178 262 293 327 1577 1763 2050 2133
Missing length of service 2 11587 1 4
Total Police and emergency services 4521 5032 5352 5912 17753 17884 18326 18938 19667
Water and land management
Less than 1 year service 360 319 438 580 879 915 1137 918 843
1 year but less than 3 431 586 678 843 1127 1337 1322 1528 1611
3 years but less than 5 413 323 434 673 644 634 799 923 1000
5 years but less than 10 663 764 802 1028 1021 1108 1107 1169 1307
10 years but less than 20 1017 884 881 1086 1151 1097 1096 1087 1111
20 years but less than 30 615 627 642 716 771 795 768 849 897
30 years or more 201 234 248 362 398 417 453 501 523
Missing length of service 32 70 9 9 3 26
Total Water and land management 3732 3807 4123 5297 5991 6312 6682 6978 7318
Arts Finance Transport and Other
Less than 1 year service 670 877 885 1042 1585 1541 1922 1977 1542
1 year but less than 3 862 1619 1494 1493 2043 2348 2323 2679 2875
3 years but less than 5 595 815 1106 1213 1303 1277 1422 1708 1809
5 years but less than 10 726 1291 1361 1509 1954 1955 1987 2131 2317
10 years but less than 20 1540 1481 1375 1314 1451 1649 1464 1437 1402
20 years but less than 30 721 779 859 896 1237 1236 1330 1264 1357
30 years or more 382 358 376 399 655 775 853 809 892
Missing length of service 354 6 285 2 106 2 1 85
Total Arts Finance Transport and Other 5850 7226 7741 7866 10230 10887 11303 12006 12279
Arts
Less than 1 year service 167 273 163 215 205 245 214 236 199
1 year but less than 3 244 358 266 339 319 293 295 317 303
3 years but less than 5 159 213 246 234 223 239 205 204 214
5 years but less than 10 175 292 257 324 378 385 363 400 377
10 years but less than 20 153 221 212 248 272 286 277 292 319
20 years but less than 30 58 73 68 83 85 92 80 95 102
30 years or more 8 12 12 19 25 27 27 35 41
Missing length of service 297 263
Total Arts 1261 1442 1487 1462 1507 1567 1461 1579 1555
Cemetery
Less than 1 year service 49 23 44 32 30 38 38 34 37
1 year but less than 3 55 69 52 47 52 40 47 60 82
3 years but less than 5 30 42 60 50 28 28 36 27 51
5 years but less than 10 44 55 37 52 75 78 69 75 95
10 years but less than 20 79 70 64 58 57 55 52 45 63
20 years but less than 30 16 19 15 21 23 21 27 32 43
30 years or more 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 3
Missing length of service 1 1
Total Cemetery 274 281 274 261 267 263 270 274 374
Facilities management
Less than 1 year service 30 25 28 25 20 39 31 44
1 year but less than 3 25 34 42 29 35 28 45 41
3 years but less than 5 26 14 22 25 26 14 13 16
5 years but less than 10 27 27 43 20 21 24 23 19
10 years but less than 20 7 8 10 13 17 15 18 17
20 years but less than 30 2
30 years or more
Missing length of service
Total Facilities management 115 108 145 112 119 120 130 139
Finance
Less than 1 year service 47 190 145 201 393 429 561 544 397
1 year but less than 3 181 455 425 429 552 567 567 795 815
3 years but less than 5 114 269 344 371 412 376 348 366 427
5 years but less than 10 132 462 514 576 674 582 592 582 589
10 years but less than 20 197 294 290 303 364 532 421 422 320
20 years but less than 30 48 50 50 53 75 90 205 99 236
30 years or more 8 4 8 13 22 27 73 23 64
Missing length of service 22 1 4
Total Finance 749 1724 1776 1946 2492 2603 2767 2832 2852
Miscellaneous
Less than 1 year service 67 69 81 91 129 143 148 116 115
1 year but less than 3 69 118 117 107 154 171 183 213 194
3 years but less than 5 79 49 67 83 105 97 107 111 134
5 years but less than 10 56 102 96 99 167 154 153 160 173
10 years but less than 20 95 59 62 70 112 125 129 132 139
20 years but less than 30 15 15 16 34 39 46 52 53
30 years or more 4 4 6 6 9
Missing length of service 6
Total Miscellaneous 366 418 438 466 705 733 772 790 817
Regulator
Less than 1 year service 34 29 34 49 59 46 76 54 34
1 year but less than 3 31 43 58 39 59 63 72 102 50
3 years but less than 5 33 23 36 37 42 30 35 45 42
5 years but less than 10 14 39 78 78 91 71 71 62 45
10 years but less than 20 24 18 25 21 37 30 44 40 26
20 years but less than 30 10 14 8 9 24 11 33 37 18
30 years or more 9 7 10 10 24 8 20 20 20
Missing length of service 21 2 1 2
Total Regulator 155 173 270 243 338 260 353 360 235
Sport and recreation
Less than 1 year service 84 83 90 98 155 189 232 174 176
1 year but less than 3 118 183 145 137 184 171 255 286 266
3 years but less than 5 89 88 124 136 126 96 122 136 159
5 years but less than 10 103 153 173 180 215 197 192 196 202
10 years but less than 20 121 129 126 138 161 169 161 187 187
20 years but less than 30 26 46 48 56 66 67 72 89 90
30 years or more 1 3 3 5 8 10 9 13 14
Missing length of service 27 104
Total Sport and recreation 569 685 709 750 915 1003 1043 1081 1094
Transport
Less than 1 year service 192 185 300 356 589 431 614 788 540
1 year but less than 3 139 359 389 395 694 1008 876 861 1124
3 years but less than 5 65 117 207 302 342 385 555 806 766
5 years but less than 10 175 161 163 200 334 467 523 633 817
10 years but less than 20 864 682 586 476 435 435 365 301 331
20 years but less than 30 563 562 655 658 930 916 867 860 813
30 years or more 355 329 342 351 570 697 717 711 741
Missing length of service 8 81
Total Transport 2361 2395 2642 2738 3894 4339 4517 4960 5213
Total 128606 135945 141866 133713 151405 155765 162353 169601 174921
Source: SSA Annual Workforce Data Collection

Sheet 4 (Table19)

Table 19: Number of Ongoing and fixed term employees by 10 year age cohort by Length of Service with their current employer agency, by year, as at June of each year 2001 to 2010. Whole public sector (excluding government schools).
Year
2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
15-24 years of age
Less than 1 year service 3497 3502 3464 3535 3618 3920 3903 4056 4169
1 year but less than 3 2714 3279 3322 2830 3080 3334 3317 3627 3745
3 years but less than 5 551 631 727 713 786 724 815 832 839
5 years but less than 10 102 120 112 102 124 178 413 235 115
10 years but less than 20 2 7 3 8 20 4 209 112 1
20 years but less than 30 1 3 1 3 4 58 30 2
30 years or more 2 1 1 1 14 8
Missing length of service 154 202 54 172 455 48 1 59
Total 15-24 years of age 7023 7744 7684 7361 8087 8212 8729 8901 8930
25-34 years of age
Less than 1 year service 7300 6936 6541 7416 7519 8373 8509 9023 9218
1 year but less than 3 8588 10246 10139 9182 9383 10373 10771 11877 12999
3 years but less than 5 5224 5901 6803 6219 6390 6293 6231 7035 7672
5 years but less than 10 6151 6613 7102 6148 7108 8944 9256 8996 8814
10 years but less than 20 2611 1891 1724 1608 1710 2103 2542 2185 2143
20 years but less than 30 3 13 3 13 4 252 161 8
30 years or more 2 6 2 51 41 3
Missing length of service 640 391 301 938 3346 36 1 6 80
Total 25-34 years of age 30517 31993 32610 31514 35475 36128 37613 39324 40937
35-44 years of age
Less than 1 year service 5322 4475 4158 4264 4555 4919 6070 5493 5042
1 year but less than 3 6912 8273 7898 7217 6963 7306 7775 8758 9264
3 years but less than 5 5220 5321 6300 6020 5855 5599 5510 5828 6236
5 years but less than 10 8244 8404 9022 7853 9300 10692 10556 10948 11239
10 years but less than 20 10771 10093 9792 8254 8658 11214 10555 10253 10376
20 years but less than 30 1457 1493 1527 1512 1848 2658 2905 3218 3411
30 years or more 2 2 2 3 5 3 65 37 4
Missing length of service 908 366 351 1114 4777 22 3 4 79
Total 35-44 years of age 38836 38427 39050 36237 41961 42413 43439 44539 45651
45-54 years of age
Less than 1 year service 3383 2984 2756 2722 3065 3250 4245 3735 3234
1 year but less than 3 4701 6617 6211 5390 4889 5196 6066 6758 6849
3 years but less than 5 4088 4227 5603 5677 5261 4542 4438 4748 5136
5 years but less than 10 7350 8881 9529 8348 9807 10804 10939 10690 10560
10 years but less than 20 11975 11977 12505 10504 11537 11942 11298 11468 11385
20 years but less than 30 4650 4901 5199 5107 5964 7587 7741 8636 9006
30 years or more 889 976 1052 1201 1356 2284 2376 2513 2507
Missing length of service 1260 423 475 1223 2618 14 2 1 45
Total 45-54 years of age 38296 40986 43330 40172 44497 45619 47105 48549 48722
55-64 years of age
Less than 1 year service 721 825 755 764 958 1073 1472 1388 1222
1 year but less than 3 1078 1755 1731 1884 1636 1724 2218 2569 2714
3 years but less than 5 1125 1300 1831 1922 1941 1695 1751 1942 2146
5 years but less than 10 2174 3001 3598 3236 4114 4558 4961 5188 5485
10 years but less than 20 4039 5044 5636 4751 5620 6158 6333 6732 7047
20 years but less than 30 2331 2573 2820 2749 3496 4076 4188 5134 5981
30 years or more 852 1063 1307 1205 1576 2222 2450 2873 3240
Missing length of service 285 175 221 549 466 1 1 20
Total 55-64 years of age 12605 15736 17899 17060 19807 21507 23373 25827 27855
64+ years of age
Less than 1 year service 50 44 47 49 59 50 137 80 73
1 year but less than 3 75 89 98 144 98 107 137 154 172
3 years but less than 5 85 70 111 116 104 120 149 148 150
5 years but less than 10 151 222 265 236 335 401 396 451 522
10 years but less than 20 214 299 362 360 446 533 573 714 812
20 years but less than 30 164 179 235 252 315 393 422 541 635
30 years or more 64 116 140 133 207 267 274 372 456
Missing length of service 15 4 8 59 8 3
Total 64+ years of age 818 1023 1266 1349 1572 1871 2088 2460 2823
Missing Age
Total Missing Age 132 36 26 20 6 15 6 1 3
Total 128227 135945 141865 133713 151405 155765 162353 169601 174921
Source: SSA Annual Workforce Data Collection

 

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