National gender pay gap

The national gender pay gap


The national gender pay gap is calculated by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Currently, Australia’s national gender pay gap is 14.6%, the lowest level in 20 years. It had previously hovered between 15% and 19% for the past two decades.

The national gender pay gap is the difference between women’s and men’s average weekly full-time base salary earnings, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings. It is a measure of women’s overall position in the paid workforce and does not compare like roles.

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