Gender equality and the workplace

Find out what workplace gender equality is, how it affects all of us, and how we can make workplaces better for everyone.

What you need to know

Equal opportunities and outcomes for all workers.

When men and women are paid the same for doing the same work - a legal requirement in Australia.

The gender pay gap

The difference between the average earnings of men and women in the workforce.

The gender pay gap is a simple calculation that always stays the same, no matter what 'pay' data you use. 

Understanding workplace gender inequality

How does caring impact the workplace? And what can employers do to reduce gender inequality?

Gender inequality is not experienced in the same way by all women and men. Different dimensions of identity, including race, geography, sexuality, and disability can intersect and influence individual experiences.

Workplace gender equality isn't just about women. Find out how inequality affects men and what other businesses have done to improve their workplace. 

Women and men are likely to experience the future of work differently due to entrenched occupational segregation. 

Compare employers

Use our data to find out how your employer rates on gender equality measures.

Find out which Australian employers are taking positive actions on gender equality.


These are the current statistics in Australia today for workplace equality. Uncover more using the WGEA Gender Equality Scorecard ⬈.
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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