WGEA publications


This Australian-first report examines the composition, pay and actions Commonwealth public sector employers are taking to drive gender equality.

Employer Gender Pay Gaps Snapshot download

WGEA’s latest analysis compares employer gender pay gaps by industry, industry-type, business size and the role of women in leadership. 

Employer gender pay gap publication UK review Download now

 This new research paper summarises the effects of the legislative requirement to publish employer gender pay gaps in the UK. 

Australia's Gender Equality Scorecard Download now

See the key findings from the latest reporting period in gender segregation, pay gaps, women in leadership and more.

Commonwealth Public Sector Snapshot Voluntary Reporting Results

The 2022 Commonwealth Public Sector Gender Equality Snapshot is the first look at WGEA reporting of gender equality in the public sector.

WGEA Progress Report

Find out how Australia progressed in relation to the gender equality indicators during 2020-2022.

Wages and ages 2022

Wages and Ages: Mapping the Gender Pay Gap by Age breaks down WGEA's Employer Census data by age to find trends that impact workplace gender equality. 

Part-time managers: A review of the literature - November 2023

A lack of part-time manager roles for women can also stem from a significant gender pay gap at manager levels. Read the full literature review.

Find our research and publications to learn more about gender equality works and why it’s important.

Joint publications

Target setting research paper download now

Dr Leonora Risse's research paper Target Setting for Gender Equality: A Review of the Literature summarises the evidence behind setting targets for improving workplace gender equality. 

BCEC | WGEA Gender Equity Insights Download Now

The latest report in the annual series finds the most effective actions employers can take to boost workplace gender equality. 

She's Price(d)less Report download now

Progress on closing the gender gap in Australia has stalled.

Fact Sheets

Submission to the ASX Corporate Governance Council - May 2024

In May 2024, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) presented a submission to the ASX Corporate Governance Council.

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What is the gender pay gap? How do you calculate it? And how big is it really?

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WGEA will expand the publication of employer gender pay gaps to include new information. Find out the details here. 

This section contains all submissions made by the Agency into commission inquiries and reviews. Ranging from submissions on women's retirement and economic security, to the gender pay gap, parental leave and more.  

Australia's gender equality scorecard is a report released each year by the Agency. The report showcases a sample of the key findings from that year's reporting period and includes information on gender segregation, gender pay gaps, women in leadership and much more.

Although Australian women enrol in and complete higher education and enter the labour market at a higher proportion than men, they are still substantially less likely to work full-time across all age groups and less likely to reach the highest earning levels. 

The Wages and Ages: Mapping the Gender Pay Gap by Age data series is the first time WGEA data has been broken down by age to track these patterns. 


The COVID pandemic disrupted the way we work and has illustrated that traditional ways of working, which placed great value on presenteeism, are now firmly in the past

In 2020 the Gari Yala project documented the workplace experiences and recommendations of over 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander workers. This follow-up report took these results and analysed them through a gendered lens, to better understand the experience of Indigenous women and men at work.

Gender equitable procurement and supply chain strategies involve organisational procurement of goods and services, which are designed to improve gender equality objectives in either the procuring organisation or the supplying organisation.