Gender Pay Gap

Friday 8 March 2019 is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, Balance for Better, is an opportunity to reflect on the areas where balance can better our communities, workplaces and personal lives. Here are some key facts about balance for women and work in Australia.

The highest paid men in Australia are being paid at least $162,000 more than the highest paid women, but women could be on par with men in most management roles within the next two decades, a new report shows. 

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today show that the national gender pay gap has again dropped, reaching its lowest point in over 20 years at 14.1%.

KPMG has developed this report, She’s Price(d)less: The economics of the gender pay gap, for Diversity Council Australia and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. The report uses structured econometric modelling to determine the factors that underpin the gap, and to what extent they contribute to the issue.

This fact sheet provides information about the gender imbalances in higher education, graduation and after entering the workplace. It focuses on pay inequality, particularly the gender pay gap within study areas and industries.

Helen Karatasas, Education Delivery Manager at the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and Jodie Haydon, Executive General Manager, People and Culture at Viva Energy Australia, discuss how Viva Energy addresses gender pay gaps within their organisation.

It was this month, 135 years ago that Julia Margaret Guerin (Bella for short) graduated from Melbourne University. Who is Bella you ask? She was the first ever woman to graduate from a university in Australia.

Whether you find New Year’s resolutions tokenistic or are a firm believer – the end of the year is a great opportunity to gauge your goals for the coming year.

This fact sheet provides an overview of gender disaggregated statistics related to superannuation.

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, in collaboration with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, has today released a report demonstrating that amongst top tier managers in Australian organisations, men are paid on average $100,000 per year more than women.