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 Business Council of Australia, McKinsey & Company and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency teamed up to undertake a study using three years of WGEA data and more than 40 interviews. The result, Women in Leadership: Lessons from Australian companies leading the way, provides an evidence-based recipe for dismantling barriers to women’s participation at senior levels and a correlation between representation of women in senior roles and the practice of normalising flexible work.

This paper explores how workplace negotiation contributes to gender inequality and what organisations and individuals can do to improve outcomes.

This paper explores the different parental leave policies available in OECD countries and offers suggestions for increasing the share of men using parental leave.

This paper explores the link between the unequal distribution of caring work between women and men and the unequal labour market outcomes.