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Australia's latest gender equality scorecard is out now and we want your help to spread the word. 

Today WGEA will release findings from the seventh year of collecting gender equality data from Australian workplaces.

Here are some of the key findings: 

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We are inviting you to join the conversation about gender equality in Australia workplaces on social media!

To get involved you could:

  • Check out the WGEA Data Explorer to see how your organisation is tracking on gender equality. Share some ways that you are improving gender equality in your organisation or industry
  • Share a photo of you and your team attending the first ever online Data Launch 2020 event, which begins at 12:30pm AEDT. If you haven’t registered already, click here.
  • Tell your followers how your organisation stacks up against the rest of your industry

Use #WGEAdata and tag us @WGEAgency.

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Example content:

  • New 2019-20 #WGEAdata out today! Find out how [your industry] is tracking for #GenderEquality in #AustralianWorkplaces! <link to scorecard> @WGEAgency
  • According to new #WGEAdata out today, <your industry> have made improvements in gender equality. <Detail a way your organisation is pushing for gender equality> @WGEAgency
  • The team is all together (socially distanced of course!) for this year’s Data Launch with @WGEAgency! #WGEAdata <Link to scorecard or video>
  • <Your organisation> is happy to announce that we are leading the way in <your industry> for <offering parental leave/gender pay gap/etc> #WGEAdata @WGEAgency

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25.5k gender pay gap - small drop in gender pay gap (down 0.7pp to 20.1%) men still take home on average $25,534 a year more than women.
Health Pay Gap barely shifts - Small drop in the gender pay gap (down 0.7pp to 20.1%). Men still take home on average $25,534 a year more than women.
Access to parental leave improves - For the first time in the seven-year dataset, over 50% of employers now offer paid primary carer's leave (up 3.0pp to 52.4%). There was also an increase in paid secondary carer's leave (up 2.6pp to 46.4%)
Women's promotions keep rising - Women now comprise 39.9% of all managers, with 44.7% of manager appointments in 2019-20 going to women.
Marginal improvement in gender balance at top levels - Female CEOs increased slightly to 18.3% (up 1.2pp) and female representation on boards increased by 1.3pp to 28.1%
Employers supporting flexible work - Strong growth in employers with a policy or strategy for lexible working (up 3.2pp to 75.9%) but only 2.2% have set targets for men's engagement (unchanged from last year)
Women dominate in part-time and casual roles - Women comprise 50.5% of the WGEA dataset but they dominate part-time (75.1%) and casual (56.3%) roles. Only 38.1% of full-time workers are female.
Increase in employer action on family and domestic violence - Employers with a policy or strategy on family or domestic violence has increased by over 6 pp to 66.4%
Action on pay equity goes backwards - There was a 1.7pp increase in organisations analysing pay data (up to 46.4%). however, there was a significant reduction (down 6.1pp to 54.4%) in the number of those employers taking action to close the gap.


Data released today shows a worrying decline in employer action on gender equality prior to the impact of COVID-19.

Australia's latest gender equality scorecard is out now and we want your help to spread the word.