87% of permanent public servants were entitled to four weeks annual leave or more. As at 30 June 2006, the average annual leave balance for permanent staff was 14 days. In the year to 30 June 2006, permanent employees took an average 6.5 days of sick and domestic leave9.
As at 30 June 2006, there were 573 employees on parental leave, of whom 555 were female and 18 male.
During the year to 30 June 2006, 655 employees completed a period of parental leave and 89 (14%) of these employees were men. The average length of parental leave for women was 222 calendar days (approximately 7.3 months) compared with 56 calendar days for men. 26% of men took more than six weeks leave compared with 21% in 2005.
9 The average sick and domestic leave taken excludes staff who terminated during the year.