Media and Communications Manager
Australian employers have started reporting their 2017-18 gender equality data, representing the fifth full year of reporting under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.
So far, fewer than 1000 employers have started their reports. With around 5,000 reports due before the final deadline of 31 May, employers are urged not to leave reporting until the last minute to avoid potential delays.
The Agency’s growing dataset has already delivered compelling insights into the state of gender equality in Australia, providing areas of focus for improvement.
- full-time women earn less than full-time men in every industry and occupation
- nearly seven in ten employers have a flexible working policy or strategy, but only a quarter offer manager training in flexible working
- organisations with more flexible working arrangements in place have more women in management roles
- employers conducting a pay gap analysis jumped from 27% to 38% over the past year
- actions to correct gender pay gaps are three times more effective when combined with reporting to the Executive or Board.
Overall, the Agency has recorded a year-on-year increase in employer action to address workplace gender equality. Analysis of the fifth year of data will see new insights and trends emerge to inform our work with employers to drive further improvements.
Do you need to report?
All non-public sector organisations with 100 or more employees are required to report to the Agency on six gender equality indicators. If you are not sure about your reporting obligations, please contact the Agency on email@example.com.