• Appendix 7: Workforce demographics

    This appendix provides information on our employees. It includes details on total employee numbers, employees by line and location, salary ranges, performance payments, length of service and separations.

    TABLE 7.10: ATO employees, at 30 June 2011

    Classification

    Full-time

    Part-time

    Irregular/
    Intermittent

    Total

    Female

    Male

    Female

    Male

    Female

    Male

    Senior executive service 2

    9

    24

    0

    2

     

     

    35

    Senior executive service 1

    67

    145

    8

    3

     

     

    223

    Executive level 2

    619

    1,076

    87

    13

     

     

    1,795

    Executive level 1

    1,618

    2,257

    322

    48

     

     

    4,245

    Valuer broadband

    9

    46

    4

    2

     

     

    61

    APS6 and equivalent

    1,938

    2,114

    385

    51

     

     

    4,488

    APS5 and equivalent

    1,096

    1,043

    219

    23

     

     

    2,381

    APS4 and equivalent

    1,659

    1,169

    354

    44

    5

    2

    3,233

    APS3 and equivalent

    2,333

    1,515

    628

    90

    69

    47

    4,682

    APS2 and equivalent

    486

    197

    152

    19

    831

    472

    2,157

    APS1 and equivalent

    209

    161

    16

    12

    684

    232

    1,314

    Graduates

    206

    186

    0

    0

     

     

    392

    Cadets

    2

    1

    0

    0

     

     

    3

    TOTAL

    10,251

    9,934

    2,175

    307

    1,589

    753

    25,009

    NOTE
    Includes paid ongoing, non-ongoing and casual employees at 30 June 2011. Excludes statutory officers and externals

    TABLE 7.11: ATO employees, at 30 June 2010

    Classification

    Full-time

    Part-time

    Total

    Female

    Male

    Female

    Male

    Senior executive service 2

    10

    32

    0

    0

    42

    Senior executive service 1

    78

    157

    8

    7

    250

    Executive level 2

    726

    1,235

    91

    8

    2,060

    Executive level 1

    1,746

    2,350

    335

    48

    4,479

    Valuer broadband

    8

    45

    3

    1

    57

    APS6 and equivalent

    2,028

    2,115

    381

    53

    4,577

    APS5 and equivalent

    1,069

    968

    223

    25

    2,285

    APS4 and equivalent

    1,691

    1,234

    377

    47

    3,349

    APS3 and equivalent

    1,753

    1,158

    619

    99

    3,629

    APS2 and equivalent

    319

    157

    181

    19

    676

    APS1 and equivalent

    84

    76

    6

    11

    177

    Graduates

    92

    70

    0

    0

    162

    Cadets

    10

    13

    0

    0

    23

    TOTAL

    9,614

    9,610

    2,224

    318

    21,766

    NOTE
    Includes paid ongoing and non-ongoing employees at 30 June 2010. Excludes statutory officers, externals and casuals.

    In addition to the 21,766 total, the ATO has a pool of 2,511 casual employees that can be brought on and off during peak workloads. 1,443 of these casuals were employed to perform work during the last pay period of 2009-10.

    TABLE 7.12: ATO employees, by line, at 30 June 2010 and 30 June 2011

    Line

    At 30 June 2010
    No.

    At 30 June 2010(a)
    No.

    At 30 June 2011(a)
    No.

    Aggressive Tax Planning

    229

    229

    217

    ATO Business Solutions

    189

    189

    187

    ATO Finance

    409

    409

    413

    ATO People

    667

    667

    1,431

    Australian Valuation Office

    179

    179

    190

    Business Reporting and Registration (b)

    0

    0

    114

    Change Program (c)

    47

    47

    0

    Client Account Services

    2,650

    4,535

    4,184

    Compliance Support and Capability

    221

    221

    186

    Corporate Relations (d)

    662

    662

    440

    Customer Service and Solutions

    1,478

    1,726

    1,672

    Debt

    2,078

    2,453

    2,477

    Excise (e)

    290

    290

    0

    GST (e)

    2,051

    2,051

    0

    Indirect Tax (e)

    0

    0

    2,092

    Information and Communications Technology

    1,733

    1,733

    1,783

    Large Business and International

    1,393

    1,394

    1,373

    Law and Practice

    1,035

    1,035

    749

    Micro Enterprises and Individuals

    2,094

    2,094

    2,243

    Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer

    131

    131

    146

    Office of the Commissioners

    11

    11

    43

    Operations Support and Capability

    227

    227

    199

    Serious Non-Compliance

    564

    564

    620

    Small and Medium Enterprises

    1,536

    1,537

    1,534

    Superannuation

    1,026

    1,026

    1,089

    Tax Practitioner and Lodgment Strategy

    866

    867

    1,486

    Tax Practitioners Board (b)

    0

    0

    141

    TOTAL EMPLOYEES

    21,766

    24,277

    25,009

    (a) Includes casual employees.

    (b) In 2010-11 Tax Practitioners Board and Business Reporting and Registration were created.

    (c) In 2010-11 Change Program ceased as a business line.

    (d) In 2010-11 Governance and Government Relations was renamed to Corporate Relations.

    (e) In 2010-11 Excise and Goods and Services Tax merged to create Indirect Tax.

    TABLE 7.13: ATO employees, by location, at 30 June 2010 and 30 June 2011

    Region

    At 30 June 2010
    No.

    At 30 June 2011(a)
    No.

    Australian Capital Territory

    Canberra

    3,095

    3,186

    SUBTOTAL

    3,095

    3,186

    New South Wales

    Albury

    625

    952

    Newcastle

    672

    749

    Sydney

    4,261

    5,081

    Wollongong

    261

    338

    Regional NSW (Grafton, Lismore, Orange, Port Macquarie)

    36

    37

    SUBTOTAL

    5,855

    7,157

    Queensland

    Brisbane

    3,224

    3,765

    Cairns

    11

    10

    Gold Coast

    66

    75

    Townsville

    386

    495

    Regional Queensland (Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton, Toowoomba)

    31

    31

    SUBTOTAL

    3,718

    4,376

    South Australia

    Adelaide

    1,937

    2,311

    SUBTOTAL

    1,937

    2,311

    Northern Territory

    Alice Springs

    10

    10

    Darwin

    28

    23

    SUBTOTAL

    38

    33

    Tasmania

    Burnie

    67

    75

    Hobart

    471

    690

    Launceston

    22

    22

    SUBTOTAL

    560

    787

    Victoria

    Geelong

    173

    164

    Melbourne

    5,007

    5,551

    Regional Victoria (Ballarat, Bendigo, Sale)

    27

    22

    SUBTOTAL

    5,207

    5,737

    Western Australia

    Perth/Western Australian region

    1,356

    1422

    SUBTOTAL

    1,356

    1422

    TOTAL OPERATIVE EMPLOYEES

    21,766

    25,009

    (a) Includes casual employees.

    TABLE 7.14: ATO salary ranges, at 30 June 2011

    Classifications

    Lower
    $

    Upper
    $

    Cadets while undertaking study

    13,969

    22,756

    Cadets while undertaking practical training in the workplace

    24,689

    45,476

    Graduate administrative assistant

    53,040

    54,418

    APS1

    24,689

    45,476

    APS2

    46,568

    51,640

    APS3

    53,040

    57,245

    APS4

    59,116

    64,186

    APS5

    65,936

    69,916

    APS6

    71,213

    81,805

    EL1

    91,294

    99,554

    Information technology officer grade 1

    57,245

    65,936

    Public affairs officer grade 1

    60,994

    69,916

    Public affairs officer grade 2

    74,179

    84,294

    Public affairs officer grade 3

    96,034

    111,084

    Valuer in training

    24,690

    62,582

    Valuer

    65,936

    81,805

    EL2

    109,898

    130,957

    TABLE 7.15: Performance payments for 2009-10 (paid in 2010-11), by classification

    Employee level

    Percentage
    rate
    %

    No.

    Average
    pay
    $ (gross)

    SES Band 1 

    0

    9

     

    SES Band 1 

    5

    127

     

    SES Band 1 

    7.5

    50

     

    SES Band 1 

    10

    60

     

    SES Band 1 

    12.5

    3

     

    SES Band 1 

    15

    1

     

    Total SES Band 1

     

    250

    $9,509

    SES Band 2 

    0

    0

     

    SES Band 2 

    5

    10

     

    SES Band 2 

    7.5

    9

     

    SES Band 2 

    10

    16

     

    SES Band 2 

    12.5

    1

     

    SES Band 2 

    15

    0

     

    Total SES Band 2

     

    36

    $16,336

    TABLE 7.16: ATO employees assigned to occupation groups, 2010 and 2011

    Job family

    At 30 June 2010
    %

    At 30 June 2011
    %

    Accounting/finance

    1.4

    1.3

    Administration

    12.4

    12.0

    Analytics/intelligence

    4.4

    4.0

    Auditing

    26.6

    24.0

    Communication/marketing

    1.8

    1.7

    Customer service

    16.5

    18.3

    Debt collection

    7.0

    8.5

    Enforcement/Investigation

    0.5

    0.5

    Human resources management

    3.9

    3.6

    Information and organisation professionals

    4.6

    3.5

    Information technology

    7.3

    7.0

    Law

    8.6

    7.6

    Management(a)

    3.4

    3.3

    Operations/processing

    1.0

    4.2

    Valuation

    0.6

    0.5

    TOTAL

    100

    100

    (a) Includes SES specialists.

    TABLE 7.17: Length of service for ongoing ATO employees at 30 June 2011

    Years of service

    No.

    %

    0-5

    8,508

    34.0

    5-9

    5,289

    21.1

    10-14

    4,570

    18.3

    15-19

    752

    3.0

    20-24

    2,504

    10.0

    25-29

    2,269

    9.1

    30-34

    813

    3.3

    35-39

    222

    0.9

    40-44

    62

    0.2

    45-49

    19

    0.1

    50+

    1

    0.0

    TOTAL

    25,009

    100

    TABLE 7.18: Reasons for ongoing ATO employee separations, 2010-11

    Reason for separation

    Employees
    No.

    Resignation

    487

    Age retirement

    296

    Redundancy

    204

    Dismissal

    26

    Movement to another agency

    137

    Invalidity and death

    91

    TOTAL

    1,241

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