Figure 8: Age Structure of the Workforce - June 2001
Figure 8 shows that the Public Service age distribution varied noticeably from that of the employed labour force as a whole, with relatively fewer staff younger than 25 years or older than 54 years. Only 6.7% of Public Service employees were aged less than 25 years compared with 16.3% of the employed labour force. The median age of Public Service staff at June 2001 was 41.0 years. In general, male staff (median age 42.8 years) tended to be older than female staff (median age of 39.3 years). The median age of open-term staff exiting from departments was 34.9 years (34.0 years for women and 36.7 years for men) while the median age of open-term staff entering departments since June 2000 was 33.7 years (32.7 years for women and 35.1 years for men).