Media and Communications Manager
1 September 2017
Equal Pay Day falls on 4 September this year, marking the additional time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same as men.
Using Average Weekly Earnings data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today, the Agency calculates the national gender pay gap to be 15.3%, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points over the previous 12-month period.
On average, men working full-time earned $1,638.30 and women earned $1,387.10, a difference of $251.20 per week.
Between May 2016 and May 2017, women’s weekly earnings grew by 2.6%, while men’s weekly earnings grew by 1.5%.
How can you mark Equal Pay Day?
1. Download our Equal Pay Day infographic
Download and share this infographic that explains how the gender pay gap adds up over a woman's lifetime.
2. Join the conversation on social media #EPD2017 #EqualPayDay
3. Find out what the pay gap is in your industry
Visit the Agency’s Data Explorer and see what’s happening in your industry, from gender pay gaps to women in leadership and support for parents and carers.
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.