Workforce profile 2018-19

Administration and technical classifications comprise 71 per cent of employees with a further 24 per cent in the professional stream. The increase in 2018-19 full-time equivalent (FTE) is in the administrative and technical streams, due to 67 FTE employed (as at 30 June 2019) with the biosecurity emergency incursions of citrus canker and browsing ants.

Table 3.1 Classification of employees by FTE as at 30 June1

Staffing classification2017-182018-19
Administration 188 204
Technical 125 145
Professional 114 117
Executive 23 19
Early careers 3 1
Physical 3 2
Casual survey interviewers 0 3
TOTAL 456 491

Numbers are rounded and are based on FTE (not individuals), including casual and part-time employees.

Figure 3.1 FTE by region as at 30 June 2019

The majority of employees were located in the Darwin region.

Figure 3.2FTE by division as at 30 June 20191

Numbers are rounded and are based on FTE (not individuals including casual and part-time employees as at 30 June 2019.

The majority of employees work in the Biosecurity and Animal Welfare Division (including staff for the national emergency incursions for citrus canker and browsing ant, comprising 67 FTE) and Agriculture Division (including research farms staff).

Recruitment, retention and separation

During 2018-19, 237 employees were recruited or transferred to the department, 166 employees separated through retirement or cessation of contracts, and 45 employees transferred to other government agencies.

The average length of service for staff within the department is 10 years and 211 staff have more than 10 years of service with the Northern Territory (NT) Government.


Last updated: 23 October 2019

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