4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Feb 2015  
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LEADERSHIP ROLES

This section on Leadership Roles includes the Key and Related series for the following Indicators:

Leaders in top 200 ASX companies
Parliamentarians
Membership of Commonwealth Government boards and bodies
Australian Public Service senior and middle managers
Judges and magistrates



LEADERS IN TOP 200 ASX COMPANIES


Key Series

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (CEOs) IN TOP 200 ASX COMPANIES (a)(b)

2002
2003
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012(c)

Top 200 ASX companies

Males
no.
150
188
191
194
196
194
195
%
98.7
95.9
97.0
97.0
98.0
97.0
96.5
Females
no.
2
8
6
6
4
6
7
%
1.3
4.1
3.0
3.0
2.0
3.0
3.5

(a) Data for 2002, 2003 and 2004 was based on a population of less than n=200. The 2002 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) census (n=152) excluded trusts and overseas based companies. For the 2003 (n=196) and 2004 (n=197) WGEA census, ASX de-duplicated several companies listed twice because of the different types of securities listed by the same company. For more information on ASX 200 companies see Glossary (Democracy, governance and citizenship).
(b) Based on companies listed on the ASX 200 Index as at 15 June 2002, 31 March 2003, 30 June 2004, 1 February 2006, 1 February 2008, 30 April 2010 and 30 April 2012.
(c) Data for 2012 included two companies that each had two CEOs sharing duties - hence a total of n=202 CEOs for that year.

Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), Australian Census of Women in Leadership.


Related Series

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (CEOs) IN TOP 500 ASX COMPANIES (a)

2002
2003
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012(b)

Top 500 ASX companies

Males
no.
na
na
na
na
na
na
490
%
na
na
na
na
na
na
97.6
Females
no.
na
na
na
na
na
na
12
%
na
na
na
na
na
na
2.4

na not available.
(a) Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) census based on companies listed on the ASX 500 Index as at 30 April 2012.
(b) Data for 2012 included two companies that each had two CEOs sharing duties - hence a total of n=502 CEOs for that year. For more information on ASX 500 companies see Glossary (Democracy, governance and citizenship).

Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), Australian Census of Women in Leadership.

BOARD DIRECTORS IN TOP 200 AND 500 ASX COMPANIES (a)(b)

2002
2003
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012


Top 200 ASX companies

Males
no.
1,089
1,360
1,337
1,358
1,379
1,344
1,260
%
91.9
91.8
91.8
91.3
91.7
91.6
87.7
Females
no.
96
121
119
129
125
123
177
%
8.1
8.2
8.2
8.7
8.3
8.4
12.3

Top 500 ASX companies


Males
no.
na
na
na
na
na
na
2,883
%
na
na
na
na
na
na
90.8
Females
no.
na
na
na
na
na
na
292
%
na
na
na
na
na
na
9.2

na not available.
(a) Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) data for 2002, 2003 and 2004 was based on a population of less than n=200. The 2002 WGEA census (n=152) excluded trusts and overseas based companies. For the 2003 (n=196) and 2004 (n=197) WGEA census, ASX de-duplicated several companies listed twice because of the different types of securities listed by the same company. For more information on ASX 200 and 500 companies see Glossary (Democracy, governance and citizenship).
(b) Based on companies listed on the ASX 200 Index (and ASX 500 Index where applicable) as at 15 June 2002, 31 March 2003, 30 June 2004, 1 February 2006, 1 February 2008, 30 April 2010 and 30 April 2012.

Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), Australian Census of Women in Leadership.

EXECUTIVE MANAGERS IN TOP 200 ASX COMPANIES (a)(b)

2002
2003
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012

Executive managers (c)

Males
no.
1,225
1,596
1,695
1,634
1,518
na
1,357
%
91.6
90.0
88.6
88.0
89.3
na
88.5
Females
no.
113
178
219
222
182
na
176
%
8.4
10.0
11.4
12.0
10.7
na
11.5

Executive key management personnel (d)

Males
no.
na
na
na
na
1,071
1,196
1,142
%
na
na
na
na
93.0
92.0
90.3
Females
no.
na
na
na
na
81
104
122
%
na
na
na
na
7.0
8.0
9.7

na not available.
(a) Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) data for 2002, 2003 and 2004 was based on a population of less than n=200. The 2002 WGEA census (n=152) excluded trusts and overseas based companies. For the 2003 (n=196) and 2004 (n=197) WGEA census, ASX de-duplicated several companies listed twice because of the different types of securities listed by the same company. For more information on ASX 200 companies see Glossary (Democracy, governance and citizenship).
(b) Based on companies listed on the ASX 200 Index (and ASX 500 Index where applicable) as at 15 June 2002, 31 March 2003, 30 June 2004, 1 February 2006, 1 February 2008, 30 April 2010 and 30 April 2012.
(c) Includes non-executive directors.
(d) In 2010, the data was collected only for executive key management personnel (excluding non-executive directors) of the companies. Only 197 companies reported executive key management personnel in 2010. For 2008, the data for key management personnel was collected as peripheral of the total executive managers data and was available for only 172 companies. For more information see Glossary (Democracy, governance and citizenship).

Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), Australian Census of Women in Leadership.


PROPORTION OF TOP 200 ASX COMPANIES WITH AT LEAST ONE MALE/ FEMALE EXECUTIVE MANAGER (a)(b)

2002
2003
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012

Executive managers (c)

At least one male
no.
152
196
197
200
200
na
198
%
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
na
100
At least one female
no.
72
101
117
121
109
na
101
%
47.4
51.1
59.4
60.5
54.5
na
51.0

Executive key management personnel (d)

At least one male
no.
na
na
na
na
na
197
190
%
na
na
na
na
100.0
100.0
98.4
At least one female
no.
na
na
na
na
na
75
76
%
na
na
na
na
34.9
38.1
39.4

na not available.
(a) Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) data for 2002, 2003 and 2004 was based on a population of less than n=200. The 2002 WGEA census (n=152) excluded trusts and overseas based companies. For the 2003 (n=196) and 2004 (n=197) WGEA census, ASX de-duplicated several companies listed twice because of the different types of securities listed by the same company. For more information on ASX 200 companies see Glossary (Democracy, governance and citizenship).
(b) Based on companies listed on the ASX 200 Index (and ASX 500 Index where applicable) as at 15 June 2002, 31 March 2003, 30 June 2004, 1 February 2006, 1 February 2008, 30 April 2010 and 30 April 2012.
(c) Includes non-executive directors.
(d) In 2010, the data was collected only for executive key management personnel (excluding non-executive directors) of the companies. Only 197 companies reported executive key management personnel in 2010. For 2008, the data for key management personnel was collected as peripheral of the total executive manager data and was available for only 172 companies. For more information see Glossary (Democracy, governance and citizenship).

Source: Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), Australian Census of Women in Leadership.

For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.

PARLIAMENTARIANS


Key series

FEDERAL PARLIAMENTARIANS (a)

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Males (no.)
162
162
159
159
158
162
160
160
154
157
Females (no.)
64
64
67
67
68
64
66
66
70
69

Males (%)
71.7
71.7
70.4
70.4
69.9
71.7
70.8
70.8
68.7
69.5
Females (%)
28.3
28.3
29.6
29.6
30.1
28.3
29.2
29.2
31.3
30.5

(a) Reference period is as at 1 January in each year. These figures are calculated according to the current number of parliamentarians, and do not include vacant seats.

Source: Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, Unpublished data, Australia.


Related Series

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MINISTERS (a)

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Males (no.)
24
25
23
23
23
24
23
22
25
25
Females (no.)
6
5
7
7
7
6
7
8
5
5

Males (%)
80.0
83.3
76.7
76.7
76.7
80.0
76.7
73.3
83.3
83.3
Females (%)
20.0
16.7
23.3
23.3
23.3
20.0
23.3
26.7
16.7
16.7

(a) Reference period is as at 1 January in each year.

Source: Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, Unpublished data, Australia.


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CABINET MINISTERS (a)(b)

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Males (no.)
14
14
16
16
16
16
17
17
18
17
Females (no.)
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
5
1
2

Males (%)
82.4
82.4
80.0
80.0
80.0
80.0
77.3
77.3
94.7
89.5
Females (%)
17.6
17.6
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
22.7
22.7
5.3
10.5

(a) Reference period is as at 1 January in each year.
(b) Federal government cabinet ministers represent a council of senior ministers.

Source: Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, Unpublished data, Australia.

For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.


MEMBERSHIP OF COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT BOARDS AND BODIES


Key Series

APPOINTMENTS ON COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT BOARDS AND BODIES (a)(b)

2013
2014

no.
%
no.
%

Males
2,354
58.3
1,934
60.3
Females
1,685
41.7
1,272
39.7

(a) Reference period at 30 June in each year.
(b) Not all Australian Government boards or board positions are reportable. For the definition of a reportable board or board position, see: Office for Women (OfW), Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), 'Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2013–2014', Canberra.

Source: Office for Women (OfW), Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), 'Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 20132014', Canberra;
Office for Women (OfW), Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), 'Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2012–2013', Canberra;



Related Series

CHAIR/ DEPUTY CHAIR POSITIONS ON COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT BOARDS AND BODIES (a)(b)

2013
2014

no.
%
no.
%

Males
370
68.9
315
69.2
Females
167
31.1
140
30.8

(a) Reference period at 30 June in each year.
(b) Not all Australian Government boards or board positions are reportable. For the definition of a reportable board or board position, see: Office for Women (OfW), Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), 'Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2013–2014', Canberra.

Source: Office for Women (OfW), Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), 'Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2013–2014', Canberra;
Office for Women (OfW), Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), 'Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2012–2013', Canberra;
Unpublished (2013) data, Commonwealth Department of Finance (DoF), AusGovBoards.


AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SERVICE SENIOR AND MIDDLE MANAGERS


Key Series

SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) MANAGERS IN THE AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SERVICE (APS) (a)(b)

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Males (no.)
1,227
1,351
1,483
1,551
1,615
1,634
1,656
1,681
1,649
1,530
Females (no.)
615
714
823
900
945
967
1,030
1,087
1,086
1,026

Males (%)
66.6
65.4
64.3
63.3
63.1
62.8
61.7
60.7
60.3
59.9
Females (%)
33.4
34.6
35.7
36.7
36.9
37.2
38.3
39.3
39.7
40.1

(a) Reference period is as at 30 June in each year.
(b) The Australian Public Service Commission regularly makes minor revisions to APS staff numbers. This is primarily in response to corrections made to the personnel records of the source agency.

Source: Unpublished data based on the Australian Public Service Statistical Bulletin, Australian Public Service Commission, Canberra.


Related Series

EXECUTIVE LEVEL (EL) MANAGERS IN THE AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SERVICE (APS) (a)(b)

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Males (no.)
16,109
17,082
18,444
19,412
20,259
20,934
21,873
22,453
22,023
20,719
Females (no.)
10,487
12,036
13,727
15,392
16,560
17,521
18,635
19,548
19,693
18,665

Males (%)
60.6
58.7
57.3
55.8
55.0
54.4
54.0
53.5
52.8
52.6
Females (%)
39.4
41.3
42.7
44.2
45.0
45.6
46.0
46.5
47.2
47.4

(a) Reference period is as at 30 June in each year.
(b) The Australian Public Service Commission regularly makes minor revisions to APS staff numbers. This is primarily in response to corrections made to the personnel records of the source agency.

Source: Unpublished data based on the Australian Public Service Statistical Bulletin, Australian Public Service Commission, Canberra.


JUDGES AND MAGISTRATES


Key Series

COMMONWEALTH JUDGES AND MAGISTRATES (a)(b)

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Males (no.)
101
107
107
114
110
109
108
105
103
101
Females (no.)
26
33
33
40
45
43
44
46
46
55

Males (%)
79.5
76.4
76.4
74.0
71.0
71.7
71.1
69.5
69.1
64.7
Females (%)
20.5
23.6
23.6
26.0
29.0
28.3
28.9
30.5
30.9
35.3

(a) Reference periods as at May 2004, March 2005, October 2006, and March for 2007 to 2014.
(b) Male and female judges and magistrates as a proportion of total number of Commonwealth/ Federal judges and magistrates for each year across the High Court, Federal Court, Family Court and Federal Magistrates Service.

Source: Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration, Judges and Magistrates;
Unpublished data, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration.

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