NSW Gender Equality Dashboard

The dashboard provides an accessible, timely source of data showing progress in key indicators of NSW women’s social and economic outcomes.

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About the dashboard

The NSW Gender Equality Dashboard is an interactive tool that makes valuable data collected by Women NSW more easily accessible to researchers, policy and decision makers and the general public.

The NSW Gender Equality Dashboard supports the work of Women NSW to conduct research and collect and publish data on key indicators of women’s equality.

Using the dashboard

Use the links on this page to access the dashboard. You can find up-to-date data on women in NSW in the areas of:

Create your own custom reports by using interactive graphs and filtered data sets to explore key topics of interest or population groups.

Data sets can be shared or downloaded in a range of formats.

Economic opportunity and advancement

Work and financial security are interrelated and critical to women’s wellbeing across the course of their lives.

The indicators relevant to this priority area show:

  • Women’s workforce participation has steadily increased since 2010.
  • Women are more likely than men to report wanting to work more hours.
  • The gender pay gap has decreased over the years.
  • There are slight increases in the number of women working in male-dominated occupations in a number of occupations and industries.
  • Women continue to be under-represented as elected representatives in government.
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Women's representation in NSW Government; NSW women's representation in federal government
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Workforce participation rate; share of full-time and part-time work; industry division of main jobs
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Average weekly earnings - full-time; gender pay gap

Health and wellbeing

To achieve their physical, social and economic potential, women need opportunities to be healthy at every stage of their lives. Women and their children also need to feel safe in their homes and communities and be able to access support when needed.

The indicators relevant to this priority area show:

  • Women generally experience more favourable health impacts, such as lower obesity and smoking, higher vegetable and fruit consumption, and higher physical activity levels than men.
  • Women are choosing to have babies later in life and there is a decrease in the number of teenagers giving birth.
  • Aboriginal women show significant improvements in breast cancer screening participation over the years.
  • Women were the victims of most domestic and sexual assaults.
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Overweight and obese; physical activity level; vegetable and fruit consumption; smoking
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Total fertility rate; fertility rate by Aboriginality; total births
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New cancer cases; cancer mortality; cancer mortality by most common cancer types; breast screening, target age group 50-74 years

Participation and empowerment

For women to enjoy the full range of life opportunities, it is critical that they participate fully in education and learning and be free from discrimination as they move through their lives and careers.

The indicators relevant to this priority area show:

  • Women continue to complete Year 12 and graduate from university more often than men.
  • Women still lag behind men in participating in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields of study.
  • Gender segregation is still strong in VET course participation and apprenticeships and training.
  • High school completions for girls is consistent over the years across all geographical regions and in all socio-economic groups.
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NAPLAN test results; secondary school completion rates
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Apprenticeship and trainee completions
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Undergraduate and postgraduate degree completions
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