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Tuesday, 20 September 1994
Page: 1021

(Question No. 1601)


Senator Kemp asked the Minister representing the Minister for Communications and the Arts, upon notice, on 8 August 1994:

With reference to the Australia Post:

  (1) What were the number of: (a) full-time employees; and (b) part-time employees, employed as at 30 June 1993 and 30 June 1994.

  (2) Within each State and Territory what was the breakdown in: (a) major metropolitan areas; (b) non-metropolitan areas; and (c) departmental areas of: (i) full-time employees; and (ii) part-time employees, as at 30 June 1993 and 30 June 1994.


Senator McMullan —The Minister for Communications and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question, based on advice from Australia Post:

(1)(a)&(b):

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AS AT 30 JUNE 1993 AS AT 30 JUNE 1994

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES 32,579 30,828

PART-TIME EMPLOYEES 3,792 3,842

TOTAL 36,371* 34,670*

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*Excludes casual employees, for whom the break-up is not available, numbering about 1,000 in each year. Figures also include employees who have converted from part-time to full-time and the reverse and employees who have converted from casual status.

(2)(a)(b)&(c)

The breakdown of full-time and part-time employees within each State and Territory, by major metropolitan, non-metropolitan and departmental areas is as follows:

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30 June 1993 30 June 1994

Full-Time Part-Time Total Full-Time Part-Time Total

New South Wales

Major Metro 8529 813 9342 8296 843 9139

Non-Metro 2719 560 3279 2521 545 3066

Departmental 842 20 862 713 16 729

TOTAL 12090 1393 13483 11530 1404 12934

Victoria

Major Metro 7121 695 7816 6725 771 7496

Non-Metro 1437 219 1656 1357 212 1569

Departmental* 1249 9 1258 1050 5 1055

TOTAL 9807 923 10730 9132 988 10120

*includes national headquarters staff

Queensland

Major Metro 2510 232 2742 2390 220 2610

Non-Metro 1565 273 1838 1471 284 1755

Departmental 283 8 291 284 9 293

TOTAL 4358 513 4871 4145 513 4658

South Australia

Major Metro 1986 277 2263 1889 256 2145

Non-Metro 203 53 256 189 48 237

Departmental 147 6 153 138 7 145

TOTAL 2336 336 2672 2216 311 2527

Western Australia

Major Metro 1970 253 2223 1895 257 2152

Non-Metro 343 120 463 300 104 404

Departmental 165 12 177 174 12 186

TOTAL 2478 385 2863 2369 373 2742

Tasmania

Major Metro 291 39 330 278 20 298

Non-Metro 302 70 372 295 108 403

Departmental - - - - - -

TOTAL 593 109 702 573 128 701

Territories

Australian

Capital

Territory 723 104 827 678 101 779

Northern

Territory 194 29 223 185 24 209

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