Appendix 7 - public universities workforce demographics

Women, men, youth and mature workers in public universities

Academics - representation of women and men 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

No. of employees

5 772

7 673

7 813

8 381

7 371

No. of women

2 752

3 649

3 769

4 127

3 646

No. of men

3 020

4 024

4 044

4 254

3 725

Women as % of all employees

47.7%

47.6%

48.2%

49.2%

49.5%

Estimated women FTEs as % of all estimated FTEs

44.0%

44.7%

45.1%

46.1%

46.1%

No. of youth ( under 25 years of age)

212

171

185

342

180

Youth as % of total employees

3.7%

2.2%

2.4%

4.1%

2.4%

No. of mature workers (45 years of age and over)

2 892

3 203

3 281

3 863

2 895

Mature workers as % of total employees

50.1%

41.7%

42.0%

46.1%

39.3%

Note: Estimated FTEs are calculated by counting each full-time person as one FTE and each part-time and casual person as a 0.5 FTE. Data for 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more public universities updating their historical data.

Women, men, youth and mature workers in public universities

General staff - representation of women and men 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

No. of employees

7 353

9 243

9 550

9 808

8 393

No. of women

4 834

6 040

6 244

6 463

5 617

No. of men

2 519

3 203

3 306

3 345

2 776

Women as % of all employees

65.7%

65.3%

65.4%

65.9%

66.9%

Estimated women FTEs as % of all estimated FTEs

63.1%

63.2%

63.4%

63.8%

64.4%

No. of youth ( under 25 years of age)

804

814

772

941

675

Youth as % of total employees

10.9%

8.8%

8.1%

9.6%

8.0%

Number of mature aged workers (45 years of age and over)

2 757

2 900

2 947

3 246

3 103

Mature workers as % of total employees

37.5%

31.4%

30.9%

33.1%

37.0%

Note: Estimated FTEs are calculated by counting each full-time person as one FTE and each part-time and casual person as a 0.5 FTE. Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more public universities updating their historical data.

Academics and general staff - representation of women and men 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total no. of employees

13 125

16 916

17 363

18 189

15 764

Total no. of women

7 586

9 689

10 013

10 590

9 263

Total no. of men

5 539

7 227

7 350

7 599

6 501

Total women as % of all employees

57.8%

57.3%

57.7%

58.2%

58.8%

Women and men in public universities

Academics - women and men 2008-2012 (employment type)

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Permanent women

814

810

823

909

987

Permanent women as % of all women

29.6%

22.2%

21.8%

22.0%

27.1%

Permanent men

1 296

1 266

1 255

1 300

1 305

Permanent men as % of all men

42.9%

31.5%

31.0%

30.6%

35.0%

Part-time women

547

585

643

641

675

Part-time women as % of permanent and fixed-term women

31.8%

31.8%

33.0%

33.0%

33.4%

Part-time men

341

360

382

408

393

Part-time men as % of permanent and fixed-term men

14.7%

14.9%

15.3%

16.3%

15.7%

General staff - women and men 2008-2012 (employment type)

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Permanent women

2 469

2 548

2 681

2 721

2 856

Permanent women as % of all women

51.1%

42.2%

42.9%

42.1%

50.8%

Permanent men

1 396

1 395

1 431

1 445

1 491

Permanent men as % of all men

55.4%

43.6%

43.3%

43.2%

53.7%

Part-time women

1 349

1 443

1 457

1 556

1 611

Part-time women as % of permanent and fixed-term women

34.5%

34.6%

34.5%

36.2%

36.5%

Part-time men

256

241

246

253

268

Part-time men as % of permanent and fixed-term men

12.4%

11.3%

11.4%

11.9%

12.5%

Women in management in public universities

Academics - distribution of women 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for women

67

68

69

70

71

Women academics as % levels D-E

23.4%

24.7%

25.7%

26.1%

28.2%

General staff - distribution of women 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for women

80

80

81

82

83

Women as % at HEW 7-11

51.8%

53.0%

53.6%

54.8%

55.7%

The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression.

Academics and general staff - women in management tiers 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total in tier 1

4

4

4

4

4

Women in tier 1

1

1

1

1

1

Women as % of tier 1

25.0%

25.0%

25.0%

25.0%

25.0%

Total in tier 2

26

27

24

25

23

Women in tier 2

9

9

9

10

9

Women as % of tier 2

34.6%

33.3%

37.5%

40.0%

39.1%

Total in tier 3

102

122

125

191

132

Women in tier 3

37

44

45

79

48

Women as % of tier 3

36.3%

36.1%

36.0%

41.4%

36.4%

Note: Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more public universities updating their historical data.

Indigenous Australians in public universities

Academics - representation of Indigenous Australians 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Employees surveyed

3 781

5 048

5 361

5 104

6 016

Employees surveyed as % of total

65.5%

65.8%

68.6%

60.9%

81.6%

Indigenous Australians

60

58

66

64

75

Indigenous Australians as % of employees surveyed

1.6%

1.1%

1.2%

1.3%

1.2%

General staff - representation of Indigenous Australians 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Employees surveyed

5 522

6 395

6 608

6 598

7 128

Employees surveyed as % of total

75.1%

69.2%

69.2%

67.3%

84.9%

Indigenous Australians

62

73

78

76

65

Indigenous Australians as % of employees surveyed

1.1%

1.1%

1.2%

1.2%

0.9%

Note: The data on Indigenous Australians relies on self-nomination. It is therefore possible that these results may underestimate the true number. Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more public universities updating their historical data.

Indigenous Australians in public universities

Academics - distribution of Indigenous Australians 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for Indigenous Australians

56

59

76

76

71

No. Indigenous Australians in academic levels D-E

6

8

11

12

11

General staff - distribution of Indigenous Australians 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for Indigenous Australians

70

58

53

56

51

No. Indigenous Australians in HEW levels 7-11

10

13

9

9

7

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression. Data for 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more public universities updating their historical data.

People from culturally diverse backgrounds in public universities

Academics - representation of people from culturally diverse backgrounds 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Employees surveyed

3 781

5 048

5 361

5 104

6 016

Employees surveyed as % of total

65.5%

65.8%

68.6%

60.9%

81.6%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

877

1 078

1 221

1 296

1 544

People from culturally diverse backgrounds as % of employees surveyed

23.2%

21.4%

22.8%

25.4%

25.7%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds in public universities

General staff - representation of people from culturally diverse backgrounds 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Employees surveyed

5 522

6 395

6 608

6 598

7 128

Employees surveyed as % of total

75.1%

69.2%

69.2%

67.3%

84.9%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

905

1 194

1 239

1 316

1 401

People from culturally diverse backgrounds as % of employees surveyed

16.4%

18.7%

18.8%

19.9%

19.7%

Note: Data for 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more public universities updating their historical data.

Academics - distribution of people from culturally diverse backgrounds 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for people from culturally diverse backgrounds

98

88

86

88

88

No. of people from culturally diverse backgrounds in academic levels D-E

182

207

219

240

256

General staff - distribution of people from culturally diverse backgrounds 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for people from culturally diverse backgrounds

105

95

93

92

93

No. of people from culturally diverse backgrounds in HEW levels 7-11

273

343

343

375

416

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression.

People with a disability in public universities

Academics - representation of people with a disability 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Employees surveyed

3 781

5 048

5 361

5 104

6 016

Employees surveyed as % of total

65.5%

65.8%

68.6%

60.9%

81.6%

People with a disability

76

74

77

96

103

People with a disability as % of employees surveyed

2.0%

1.5%

1.4%

1.9%

1.7%

General staff - representation of people with a disability 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Employees surveyed

5 522

6 395

6 608

6 598

7 128

Employees surveyed as % of total

75.1%

69.2%

69.2%

67.3%

84.9%

People with a disability

119

113

102

113

96

People with a disability as % of employees surveyed

2.2%

1.8%

1.5%

1.7%

1.3%

Note: The data on people with a disability relies on self-nomination. It is therefore possible that these results may underestimate the true number. Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more public universities updating their historical data.

People with a disability in public universities

Academics - distribution of people with a disability 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for people with a disability

106

105

108

104

97

No. of people with a disability in academic levels D-E

15

14

14

19

17

General staff - distribution of people with a disability 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for people with a disability

72

76

72

77

76

No. of people with a disability in HEW levels 7-11

24

25

21

24

23

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression.


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