The average number of employees, excluding contractors and associates' employees and including a proportionate share of employees within joint venture entities, was:
|Iron Ore and Manganese||7||7|
|Other Mining and Industrial||22||22|
|Corporate Activities and Unallocated Costs||2||2|
The average number of employees by principal location of employment was:
|Australia and Asia||4||5|
Payroll costs in respect of the employees included in the tables above were:
|Wages and salaries||3,321||2,817|
|Social security costs||168||157|
|Defined contribution plans||193||143|
|Defined benefit plans||36||49|
|Other post employment benefits||6||7|
|Total payroll costs||3,929||3,328|
|Less: Employee costs capitalised||(82)||(28)|
|Less: Employee costs included within operating special items||(113)||(19)|
|Employee costs included in operating costs||3,734||3,281|
In accordance with IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures, key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the Group, directly or indirectly, including any director (executive and non-executive) of the Group.
Compensation for key management was as follows:
|Salaries and short term employee benefits||14||20|
|Post employment benefits||2||2|
|National insurance and social security||2||3|
Key management includes members of the Board and the Executive Committee. The composition of key management personnel has changed following the portfolio and management structure changes announced in October 2009.
Disclosure of directors' emoluments, pension entitlements, share options and long term incentive plan awards required by the Companies Act 2006 and those specified for audit by Regulation 11 and Schedule 8 of the Large and Medium-Sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008 are included in the Remuneration report.