Workforce diversity - snapshot

This section provides a snapshot of the workforce representation as a percentage and distribution (equity index) of diversity groups in public authorities from 2011/12, compared with the previous four years.

The data presented is based on public authority yearly reports to the DEOPE. The data for Indigenous Australians, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with a disability relies on self-nomination. Therefore, it is possible that these results may underestimate the true number.

Representation in public sector agencies and authorities: 2008-2012

Diversity group

Representation (%)

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Women in management

         

Senior executive service

23.7

25.1

26.9

26.3

27.5

Tier 1

23.3

23.0

26.2

26.0

27.4

Tier 2

33.9

33.9

31.8

31.4

30.9

Tier 3

33.5

33.4

35.2

36.4

36.5

Indigenous Australians

3.3

2.3

2.4

2.6

2.6

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

12.4

12.8

11.9

11.9

11.5

People with a disability

4.2

2.8

2.8

3.4

3.9

Youth

6.6

6.6

6.2

6.2

6.0

Mature workers

48.8

49.4

49.9

50.1

50.2

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

Distribution in public sector agencies and authorities: 2008-2012

Diversity group

Distribution (equity index)

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Women

61

60

62

64

64

Indigenous Australians

39

63

48

39

40

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

140

155

129

144

132

People with a disability

119

132

112

101

106

Representation in local government authorities: 2007-2012

Diversity group

 

Representation* (%)

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Women in management

Tier 1 - indoor workers

6.3

9.9

7.1

7.8

7.9

 

Tier 1 - outdoor workers

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Tier 2 - indoor workers

24.6

26.4

29.1

28.3

34.2

 

Tier 2 - outdoor workers

0

14.0

1.9

13.4

6.9

 

Tier 3 - indoor workers

33.5

34.5

33.7

39.1

38.0

 

Tier 3 - outdoor workers

2.9

9.1

3.8

11.5

9.3

Indigenous Australians

Indoor workers

1.3

1.5

1.6

1.4

1.8

 

Outdoor workers

6.2

7.9

7.1

6.4

6.1

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

Indoor workers

11.0

13.4

13.4

14.6

19.6

 

Outdoor workers

12.2

12.6

13.8

11.4

16.0

People with a disability

Indoor workers

1.6

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.7

 

Outdoor workers

3.7

4.4

4.5

3.3

3.1

Youth

Indoor workers

12.3

16.1

15.3

15.0

11.4

 

Outdoor workers

7.8

7.5

8.7

10.1

6.4

Mature workers

Indoor workers

35.8

33.8

37.1

38.7

37.2

 

Outdoor workers

54.2

51.4

50.3

56.6

53.3

Note: *In 2012, the reporting dates for local government authorities data changed from December to March in order to better match data reporting timeframes for public sector agencies and authorities and public universities. The change in reporting timeframes has resulted in an absence of local government data for the 2011 reporting year.Distribution in local government authorities: 2007-2012

Diversity group

 

Distribution* (equity index)

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Women in management

Indoor workers

69

76

80

83

79

 

Outdoor workers

101

104

96

92

87

Indigenous Australians

Indoor workers

56

52

62

65

61

 

Outdoor workers

98

98

91

93

91

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

Indoor workers

116

112

110

108

116

 

Outdoor workers

107

102

102

103

108

People with a disability

Indoor workers

93

72

77

74

77

 

Outdoor workers

92

86

84

91

83

Note: *In 2012, the reporting dates for local government authorities data changed from December to March in order to better match data reporting timeframes for public sector agencies and authorities and public universities. The change in reporting timeframes has resulted in an absence of local government data for the 2011 reporting year.

Representation in public universities: 2008-2012

Diversity group

 

Representation (%)

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Women in management (academic and general staff)

Tier 1

25.0

25.0

25.0

25.0

25.0

 

Tier 2

34.6

33.3

37.5

40.0

39.1

 

Tier 3

36.3

36.1

36.0

41.4

36.4

Indigenous Australians

Academic staff

1.6

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.2

 

General staff

1.1

1.1

1.2

1.2

0.9

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

Academic staff

23.2

21.4

22.8

25.4

25.7

 

General staff

16.4

18.7

18.8

19.9

19.7

People with a disability

Academic staff

2.0

1.5

1.4

1.9

1.7

 

General staff

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.7

1.3

Youth

Academic staff

3.7

2.2

2.4

4.1

2.4

 

General staff

10.9

8.8

8.1

9.6

8.0

Mature workers

Academic staff

50.1

41.7

42.0

46.1

39.3

 

General staff

37.5

31.4

30.9

33.1

37.0

Distribution in public universities: 2008-2012

Diversity group

 

Distribution (equity index)

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Women

Academic staff

67

68

69

70

71

 

General staff

80

80

81

82

83

Indigenous Australians

Academic staff

56

59

76

76

71

 

General staff

70

58

53

56

51

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

Academic staff

98

88

86

88

88

 

General staff

105

95

93

92

93

People with a disability

Academic staff

106

105

108

104

97

 

General staff

72

76

72

77

76

 


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