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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.
From a total workforce of 3,075, 89 staff identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander %
Community Investment and Support
Community and Family Services
Youth Justice Services
People and Performance
Finance and Business Services
Strategic Policy and Reform
Office of the CE and Governance
Of those people, 62 are females and 27 are males.