People

Our workforce profile

As at 30 June 2016, Comcare employed 666 employees across various locations in Australia. The majority of employees are based in Canberra (445 staff) and Melbourne (148  staff) with the remaining 73 located in smaller offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Perth.

In comparison to  2014–15, our workforce has:

  • increased in total headcount by 3.7 per cent from 642 to 666 employees
  • increased the proportion of women in leadership roles by 12 per cent from 25 to 28 employees
  • decreased in average age from  41 to 40 years.

Table 20: Comcare workforce  profile—as at 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016

Size 2014–152015–16Change
Number of employees 642 666 +3.7%
Full time equivalent employees 613 638 +4.1%
Diversity of workforce1
Women
(percentage of total workforce)
64%
(409 of 642)
64%
(425 of 666)
0
Women in leadership
EL2 and SES
(percentage of EL2 and SES cohorts)
46%
(25 of 54)
47%
(28 of 60)
+1.0 percentage points
People with disability
(percentage of total workforce)
1.6%
(10 of 642)
2.3%
(15 of 666)
+0.7 percentage points
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
(percentage of total workforce)
0.8%
(5 of 642)
0.6%
(4 of 666)
-0.2 percentage points
Non-English speaking background employees
(percentage of total workforce)
7.3%
(47 of 642)
7.5%
(50 of 666)
+0.2 percentage points

1 Workforce diversity data relies on self-identification

Table 21: Staffing headcount  by classification

  30 June 2015 30 June 2016
Actual    Classification OngoingNon-ongoingTotalOngoingNon-ongoingTotal
Graduate APS 4 4 0 4 5 0 5
APS Level 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
APS Level 2 13 8 21 8 15 23
APS Level 3 29 18 47 36 15 51
APS Level 4 85 11 96 96 9 105
APS Level 5 107 15 122 114 4 118
APS Level 6 154 6 160 149 18 167
Executive Level 1 110 2 112 107 2 109
Executive Level 2 36 1 37 43 1 44
Legal Adviser APS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Adviser APS 5 2 0 2 4 0 4
Legal Adviser APS 6 8 1 9 6 0 6
Senior Legal Adviser (EL1) 9 2 11 15 1 16
Principal Legal Adviser (EL2) 12 0 12 9 0 9
SES Band 1 6 0 6 6 0 6
SES Band 2 1 0 1 1 0 1
CEO 1 0 1 1 0 1
Total 578 64 642 601 65 666