Gender equity insights: inside Australia's gender pay gap

The Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre (BCEC) and WGEA have entered into a valuable partnership to enable new insights into the causes of organisational gender pay gaps across Australia. Since 2016 the insights drawn from this research generate much needed discussions and continue to provide the data-based evidence to inform meaningful change well into the future.

 

Drawing on the unique WGEA data set, some of the key findings from the Gender Equity Insights reports include:

  • The 2018 report shows a clear link between employer action on pay equity and lower pay gaps and demonstrates the need for leadership accountability on closing gender pay gaps.
  • The 2017 report shows the extent and consequences of gender segregation in the workplace and also provides evidence that greater balance of senior management levels drives organisational change and improved gender pay outcomes.
  • The 2016 report shows that greater representation of women on Boards is associated with a significant reduction in the gender pay gap.

 

For more insights into gender equity in the Australian workplace, please access the reports below:

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BCEC WGEA Gender Equity Insights 2016

This report, from WGEA and Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre analyses WGEA reporting data relating to gender pay gaps and explores trends and contributing factors.

BCEC WGEA Gender Equity Insights 2017

Our second report in conjunction with Bankwest Curtin Economics reporting data relating to gender pay gaps and explores trends and contributing factors.

BCEC WGEA Gender Equity Insights 2018

Our third report in conjunction with Bankwest Curtin Economics reporting data relating to gender pay gaps and explores trends and contributing factors.