Appendix 8: Workforce demographics

The following tables provide information on our workforce, including total employees, employees by business line and location, salary ranges, length of service and separations.

TABLE 4.10 ATO employees, at 30 June 2016(a)(b)(c)

Classification

Full-time

Part-time

Irregular/ intermittent

2016
TOTAL

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Senior executive service 3

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

Senior executive service 2

9

15

0

0

0

0

24

Senior executive service 1

67

119

7

2

0

0

195

Executive level 2

451

713

94

9

1

0

1,268

Executive level 1

1,216

1,493

314

32

0

0

3,055

APS6 and equivalent

1,729

1,778

424

50

0

0

3,981

APS5 and equivalent

869

736

224

24

0

0

1,853

APS4 and equivalent

1,549

1,246

338

40

1

0

3,174

APS3 and equivalent

1,656

1,231

506

73

23

13

3,502

APS2 and equivalent

566

331

110

15

479

251

1,752

APS1 and equivalent

27

31

8

5

1,300

471

1,842

Cadets

8

3

0

0

0

0

11

TOTAL

8,148

7,697

2,025

250

1,804

735

20,659

  1. Includes ongoing, non-ongoing and casual employees. Excludes statutory office holders and externals.
  2. Tax Practitioners Board demographic information has been removed.
  3. Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission demographic information is included.
TABLE 4.11 ATO employees, by business area, at 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016(a)(b)

Business area

At 30 June 2015
No.

At 30 June 2016
No.

Change
%

ACNC

110

98

–10.9

ATO Corporate

630

704

+11.7

ATO Finance

511

501

–2.0

ATO People (c)

1,146

1,272

+11.0

Business Reporting and Registrations

247

247

0.0

Client Account Services

4,210

3,870

–8.1

Compliance Support and Capability (d)

156

57

–63.5

Customer Service and Solutions

1,325

1,180

–10.9

Debt

1,856

1,647

–11.3

Design and Change Management (e)

234

+100.0

Enterprise Solutions and Technology

1,890

1,740

–7.9

Indirect Tax

1,409

1,286

–8.7

Integrated Tax Design (d)

239

–100.0

Individuals (e)

779

+100.0

Office of the Commissioners

16

10

–37.5

Policy, Analysis and Legislation (e)

134

+100.0

Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals

1,986

1,904

–4.1

Public Groups and International

1,228

1,206

–1.8

Review and Dispute Resolution

328

686

+109.1

Service Delivery

144

50

–65.3

Small Business

1,723

944

–45.2

Smarter Data (e)

670

+100.0

Superannuation

881

701

–20.4

Tax Counsel Network

194

208

+7.2

Tax Practitioner and Lodgment Strategy

1,022

531

–48.0

TOTAL

21,251

20,659

–2.8

  1. Includes ongoing, non-ongoing and casual employees but excludes externals.
  2. Tax Practitioners Board demographic information has been removed.
  3. Includes entry level program participants (graduates, cadets, apprentices, Evergreen Indigenous Advancement Program and Executive Assistant Advancement Program).
  4. Business line no longer operating as at 30 June 2016.
  5. New business line since July 2015.
TABLE 4.12 ATO employees, by location, at 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016(a)(b)

Region

At 30 June 2015
No.

At 30 June 2016
No.

Change
%

Australian Capital Territory

2,658

2,486

–6.5

Canberra

2,658

2,486

–6.5

New South Wales

6,603

6,256

–5.3

Albury

1,265

1,192

–5.8

Newcastle

586

574

–2.0

Sydney

4,250

3,987

–6.2

Wollongong

502

503

0.2

Queensland

3,455

3,376

–2.3

Brisbane

3,083

3,045

–1.2

Townsville

372

331

–11.0

South Australia

1,840

1,813

–1.5

Adelaide

1,840

1,813

–1.5

Northern Territory

15

7

–53.3

Alice Springs

3

4

33.3

Darwin

12

3

–75.0

Tasmania

750

728

–2.9

Burnie

47

65

38.3

Hobart

703

663

–5.7

Victoria

4,883

4,973

1.8

Geelong

137

133

–2.9

Melbourne

4,746

4,840

2.0

Western Australia

1,047

1,020

–2.6

Perth

1,047

1,020

–2.6

TOTAL

21,251

20,659

–2.8

  1. Includes ongoing, non-ongoing and casual employees but excludes externals.
  2. Tax Practitioners Board demographic information has been removed.
TABLE 4.13 ATO employees by job family, at 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016(a)

Job family

At 30 June 2015
%

At 30 June 2016
%

Accounting/finance

1.3

1.3

Administration

11.5

6.5

Analytics/intelligence
(analytics, risk and intelligence from December 2015)

4.2

4.5

Auditing

20.8

Communication/marketing

1.7

1.8

Customer service

6.5

Debt collection

3.2

Engagement, assurance and compliance

23.1

Enforcement/investigation

1.3

Entry level programs

2.2

Human resources management

2.8

3.1

Information and organisation professionals

4.4

5.6

Information technology

8.4

8.3

Law

8.2

8.7

Management

3.3

Operations/processing

22.4

Other agencies(b)

0.0

Project management

3.0

Senior executive

2.7

Service delivery

29.2

TOTAL

100

100

  1. Some job families were merged, split, disbanded or created during the reporting period.
  2. Figure greater than zero when not rounded.
TABLE 4.14 Years of service for ongoing ATO employees in, at 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016

Years of service

2015
No.

2016
No.

0–4 years

3,968

2,958

5–9 years

3,709

4,332

10–14 years

4,457

3,896

15–19 years

2,643

3,149

20–24 years

521

457

25–29 years

1,664

1,376

30–34 years

1,035

1,122

35–39 years

179

194

40–44 years

22

28

45–49 years

5

1

50 years or more

0

1

TOTAL

18,203

17,514

TABLE 4.15 Reasons for ongoing ATO employee separations, 2014–15 and 2015–16

ATO Employee separations

2014–15
No.

2015–16
No.

Resignation

240

301

Age retirement

88

97

Redundancy

2,364

706

Dismissal

18

22

Movement to another agency

160

212

Invalidity and death

89

77

TOTAL

2,959

1,415