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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
(c)2012

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
(b)2012

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)

Males
no.
152
196
197
200
200
na
198
%
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
na
100
Females
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)

Males
no.
na
na
na
na
na
197
190
%
na
na
na
na
100.0
100.0
98.4
Females
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 of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0)




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