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.

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

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

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 ⬈.
See more stats
Decorative icon coin



is the current Gender Pay Gap
Decorative icon briefcase



of CEO's in Australia are women
Decorative icon of house and office building



of employers support flexible work