Promoting and improving gender equality in the workplace

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is an Australian Government statutory agency created by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

Find out how you can take action to improve gender equality in your workplace


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The reforms include WGEA publishing employer level gender pay gaps for the first time. 

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There's a temptation to read a book like Lessons in Chemistry and think the problems women faced in the 1960s are solved... The opposite is true.

Gender Equality Scorecard WGEA 2022 Australia

New national data shows gender pay gap has stagnated at 22.8%. This means women earned, on average, $26,596 less than men in 2021-22. 



Latest Statistics

These are the current statistics in Australia today for workplace equality. Uncover more using the WGEA Data explorer ⬈.
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is the current Gender Pay Gap
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of CEO's in Australia are women
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of employers support flexible work

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Learn about the Compliance Reporting program, who needs to report and the steps to reporting.

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Workplace gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities, regardless of gender. While Australia has made significant progress towards gender equality, the gaps in the Australian workforce are still prevalent.

WGEA is an Australian Government statutory agency created by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. WGEA is a reputable and data-driven agent for change, collecting world-leading data on workplace gender equality covering over 4 million employees. 

WGEA is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. Working collaboratively with key stakeholders, WGEA is committed to promoting and contributing to understanding, acceptance and public debate of gender equality issues in the workplace.