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International Women's Day Infographic - Mar 2019

Fast facts Gender inequality 2019 L

An A3 poster featuring facts on gender inequality to mark International Women's Day on Friday 8 March 2019. This year's theme is #BalanceforBetter.

Please download and print for your workplace (PDF, 270KB).

Poster text and data sources

Employment

Women are still earning vastly less than men:

  • According to WGEA the gender pay gap is 16.2%, or an average annual salary difference of $15,457.
  • Three quarters of part-time positions are held by women but only 6.4% of management positions are part time.

Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Australia’s gender equality scorecard: Key findings from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s 2017–18 reporting data (November 2018), 4.

Complaints

  • Sexual harassment is still an issue that predominantly affects women. More than 83% of complaints in 2017–18 were from women (up from nearly 70% in 2016–17).
  • Nearly three quarters (73.6%) of complaints about discrimination because of being a parent came from women.

Source: 2017–18 complaints data from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Family violence

  • On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner.

Source: Bryant, Willow and Bricknell, Samantha, Homicide in Australia 2012–13 to 2013–14: National Homicide Monitoring Program report (Australian Institute of Criminology, 2017), 19.

  • Women in Australia are nearly three times more likely than men to experience violence at the hands of a partner.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2017). Personal Safety, Australia, 2016, ABS cat. no. 4906.0.

Leadership

  • The percentage of female directors in Australia is 25.8%, up 0.9% on 2016–17.

Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Australia’s gender equality scorecard: Key findings from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s 2017–18 reporting data (November 2018), 4.

  • In federal parliament just six out of 30 ministers are women (still one less than 2015).

Source: Parliament of Australia, Current Ministry Lists, The 45th Parliament.

Note: Data sourced 5 February 2019.

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