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. 

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

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

Person viewing data

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

The ‘future of work’ has captured public imagination in recent years as business leaders, policymakers, media pundits and academics debate whether and how work as we know it will continue. This insights paper addresses the future of work debate, considers its shortcomings and reframes the discussion in gendered terms.

The intersection of gender and technology highlights workplace inequities. The under-representation of women in the education, jobs, and sectors that produce technology influences technology design and function. 

Health crises can exacerbate existing gender inequalities. As the global health pandemic caused by COVID-19 is ongoing, the impacts and effects are still being assessed and understood. However, preliminary research and emerging data show that women are likely to be affected in particular ways by this global pandemic.

Women face greater risk of economic insecurity in retirement than men. To be economically secure in retirement means to be financially secure through a steady income and/or other resources to support a decent standard of living in the foreseeable future.

KPMG has developed this report, She’s Price(d)less: The economics of the gender pay gap, for Diversity Council Australia and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. The report uses structured econometric modelling to determine the factors that underpin the gap, and to what extent they contribute to the issue.

Gender bias is pervasive at work and in organisations, creating inequalities at every stage of the employment cycle. This insight paper highlights some of the research examining how gender bias operates at work and provides evidence-based suggestions for creating more equitable recruitment and promotion systems.

This fact sheet looks at the features of ‘female-dominated’ and ‘male-dominated’ organisations, while highlighting the unequal distribution of women and men across industries and occupations.