Our vision is to boost women’s workforce participation, lift productivity and increase economic growth by sustainably improving gender equity in jobs and pay in enterprises throughout Western Australia.

Key insights

Job equity insights

According to the Workplace Gender Equity Agency, in 2015:

  • 30.8% of women are managers in WA - nationally, it is 36.5%
  • 22.3% are key management personnel in WA – nationally it is 27.4%
  • 12.2% are CEOs or heads of business in WA – nationally it is 15.4
  • 22.5% are non-executive directors in WA – nationally it is 25.2%
  • 11.1% chair boards in WA - nationally it is 14.2%

Job equity lead indicators

  • 68.5% of enterprises have a gender equity policy/strategy in place, in WA and nationally
  • 49.9% of enterprises in WA have a flexible working strategy – nationally 60.2% do

CGE gender equity targets

By 2020, 80% of all enterprises in WA will have a gender equity policy/strategy in place and a flexible working policy/strategy in place.

Pay equity insights

According to the Workplace Gender Equity Agency, in 2015:

  • The full time gender pay equity gap in WA is 24.9% - nationally it is 17.3%

Pay equity lead indicators

  • 21.9% of enterprises in WA undertook a pay gap analysis – nationally, 26.3% did
  • 41.5% of those enterprises in WA took actions – nationally 50.7% did

CGE pay equity targets

  • By 2020, 50% of all enterprises in WA will undertake a pay gap analysis
  • By 2020, 80% of those enterprises in WA will take action
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