Department of Human Services

Where are we now?

DHS has historically been one of the leaders across the public sector regarding Aboriginal employment. As of February 2021, our Aboriginal workforce stands at 2.9% compared to 2.13% for the South Australian Public Sector. The current spread of Aboriginal employees across DHS however varies.

While these statistics detailed below demonstrate a solid representation of Aboriginal employees in some divisions, overall, it highlights the need to look at the recruitment and retention initiatives for those divisions with less than 4% representation, in particular, our divisions providing services to Aboriginal clients.

Divisional workforce

From a total workforce of 3,075, 89 staff identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Number of people in each DHS division who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Division

Total

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander %

Disability Services

1609

1.5%

Community Investment and Support

525

0.6%

Community and Family Services

349

12.9%

Youth Justice Services

284

3.9%

People and Performance

142

1.4%

Finance and Business Services

84

0.0%

Strategic Policy and Reform

48

2.1%

Office of the CE and Governance

34

8.8%

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Of those people, 62 are females and 27 are males.

Classification range

ASO

PO

OPS

WP

TRA

31

25

25

16

16

Page last updated : 09 Jun 2021

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