The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has launched the second year of reporting data under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 and the first comprehensive year-on-year comparison data. on the status of gender equality in Australian workplaces.
The Agency announces that this year, there is good news, bad news, and plenty of insights. The data, covering more than 12,000 employers and around four million employees, confirms again that a gender pay gap exists across industries and manager categories and that there is a concentration of women in lower-paying occupations and industries.
However, the data also shows progress. For instance, women's representation in leadership roles has inched higher, gender pay gaps have decreased slightly and more employers are now taking action to support gender equality in their workplaces.
The searchable online database of public reports submitted to the Agency has now been updated to include reports from the 2014-15 reporting period.