South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.
Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.
Target:53. Aboriginal employees:
Increase the participation of Aboriginal people in the South Australian public sector, spread across all classifications and agencies, to 2% by 2014 and maintain or better those levels through to 2020
In 2013, 1.66% of employees in the South Australian public sector were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI). This was considerably higher than the 2003 (baseline year) figure of 0.92%.
From 2003 to 2013 the average annual growth rate was 9.85%. However, achievement of the target requires a growth rate of (20.2%) over 2013-2014 on the assumption that the total number of employees in the South Australian Public Sector remains unchanged (at 104,262). Effectively, this means the number of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employees needs to increase from 1,730 to 2,085 to achieve the target.
While this target focuses on the proportion of Aboriginal employees in the public sector, it is notable that the number of Aboriginal employees more than doubled between 2003 and 2013 (increasing from 682 to 1,735 respectively).
In 2015, 1.67% of employees in the South Australian public sector were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and 1.70% of female employees were ATSI.
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