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4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Feb 2014  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/02/2014   
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Domain










Sub-domain (level 1)



Latest







Indicator

Key series

Population

period


Unit

Males


Females












1. Economic security




















Working population










Labour force

Labour force participation rate

20–74 yrs

2012–13


%

79.0


65.2


Employment conditions

Employed persons, proportion employed part-time

20–74 yrs

2012–13


%

13.6


43.3


Underutilised labour

Unemployment rate

20–74 yrs

2012–13


%

4.6


4.7


Not in labour force

Persons not in labour force

20–74 yrs

2012–13


%

21.0


34.8


Earnings, income and economic situation










Earnings (mean)

Non-managerial adult hourly ordinary time cash earnings (mean)

21+ yrs

2012


$

35.40


31.20


Earnings (median)

Non-managerial adult hourly ordinary time cash earnings (median)

21+ yrs

2012


$

29.70


26.90


Economic resources

Persons living in low economic resource households

15+ yrs

2011–12^


%

18.6


20.1


Main source of income at retirement

Persons not in labour force, main source of personal income is superannuation or annuity

65+ yrs

2011–12


%

18.8


10.5


Superannuation

No superannuation coverage

15–69 yrs

2007


%

19.4


26.5


Financial stress

Persons, proportion living in households with one or more cash flow problems (a)

15+ yrs

2009–10


%

16.2


17.2


Housing










Housing circumstances

Persons, proportion living in low income household in rental stress (b)(c)

15+ yrs

2011–12^


%

38.1


37.6












2. Education




















Attainment 










Year 12 formal qualification at Certificate II or above

Attainment of Year 12 or formal qualification at Certificate II or above

20–24 yrs

2013^


%

84.3


89.2


Non-school qualification

Attainment of formal qualification at Certificate III or above

25–29 yrs

2013^


%

62.6


68.9


Literacy and numeracy skills

Literacy competency at skill level 2 or under (d)

15–64 yrs

2011–12^^


%

43.2


43.9


Participation










Participation and retention

Education participation rate (e)

15–24 yrs

2013^


%

58.7


60.9


Participation in non-school qualification

Enrolment in Bachelor Degree or above

18–24 yrs

2013^


%

25.5


32.4


Work related learning

Participation in work related learning in last 12 months

20–64 yrs

2013^^^


%

40.7


41.4


Education and employment 










Not fully engaged in education and/ or employment

Not fully engaged in education and/ or employment (f)

15–19 yrs

2013^


%

14.1


13.3












3. Health




















Health status










Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth

0 yrs

2010–12^


years

79.9


84.3


Morbidity prevalence

Reporting one or more long term health conditions

All persons

2011–12


% (age std)

75.6


77.7


Living with a disability

Reporting disability

All persons

2012^


% (age std)

17.6


17.3


Psychological distress

Reporting high/ very high level of psychological distress

18+ yrs

2011–12


% (age std)

8.8


12.8


Mental health

Reporting any 12-month mental disorder

16–85 yrs

2007


%

17.6


22.3


Deaths










Death rate

Death rate, all causes

All persons

2012^


per 1,000 (age std)

6.6


4.6


Deaths from cancer

Death rate from cancer

All persons

2011


per 100,000 (age std)

221.9


138.4


Deaths from diseases of the circulatory system

Death rate from ischaemic heart disease

All persons

2011


per 100,000 (age std)

109.7


58.0


Suicides

Death rate from suicide

All persons

2011


per 100,000 (age std)

15.5


4.8


Death in motor vehicle accidents

Death rate in motor vehicle accidents

All persons

2011


per 100,000 (age std)

9.1


3.3


Drug induced deaths

Drug induced death rate

All persons

2011


per 100,000 (age std)

8.5


4.4


Perinatal deaths

Perinatal deaths (g)

All births

2011


per 1,000 (age std) (h)



8.4


Risk factors










Consumption of alcohol

Consumption of alcohol in quantities that exceed lifetime risk (i)

18+ yrs (age std)

2011–12


% (age std)

28.9


10.1


Smoking

Current smokers

18+ yrs (age std)

2011–12


% (age std)

20.3


16.0


Overweight/ obesity

Overweight/ obesity (measured Body Mass Index) (j)

18+ yrs (age std)

2011–12


% (age std)

69.9


55.2


Level of exercise

Sedentary or engaging in low levels of exercise (k)

18+ yrs (age std)

2011–12


% (age std)

63.2


72.3


Services










Medicare services

Average number of Medicare services processed per person

All persons

2012–13


no.

12.4


17.1












4. Work and family balance




















Time use










Engagement in work (employment related and unpaid)

Total number of hours and minutes per day spent on work (employment related and unpaid)

15+ yrs

2006


hh:mins

7:25


7:34


Caring for children

Total number of hours and minutes per day spent by parents to care for children

15+ yrs

2006


hh:mins

3:55


8:33


Providing primary care to a person with a disability

Providing primary care to a person with a disability

15+ yrs

2012


%

2.1


4.7


Provided care to someone in the last week

Employed persons who provided care to someone in the last week

15+ yrs

2007


%

39.3


43.1


Time stress and work and family balance 










Stressed for time

Always/ often feel rushed or pressed for time

15+ yrs

2007


%

34.9


42.4


Work and family balance

Feel their work and family responsibilities are rarely/ never in balance

15+ yrs

2007


%

16.3


14.6


Volunteering










Volunteering rates

Volunteering rate

18+ yrs

2010


%

34.4


38.1












5. Safety and justice




















Victims










Victims of violence and stalking

Experience of violence during the last 12 months

18+ yrs

2012^


%

8.7


5.3


Victimisation rates

Victims and victimisation rate for physical or threatened physical assault

15+ yrs

2011–12


%

7.2


4.9


Imprisonment










Imprisonment rates

Imprisonment rate

18+ yrs (l)

2013^


per 100,000 (age std)

318.1


25.6


Offenders










Offender rates

Offender rate

10+ yrs

2010–11


per 100,000

2,959.3


833.8












6. Democracy, governance and citizenship




















Leadership roles










Leaders in top 200 ASX companies

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in top 200 ASX companies

Positions

2012


%

96.5


3.5


Parliamentarians

Federal parliamentarians

Positions

2014^


%

68.7


31.3


Membership of Commonwealth Government boards and bodies

Members of Commonwealth Government boards and bodies

Positions

2013^


%

58.3


41.7


Australian Public Service senior and middle managers

Senior executive service (SES) managers in the Australian Public Service (APS)

Positions

2013^


%

60.5


39.5


Judges and magistrates

Commonwealth judges and magistrates

Positions

2013


%

69.1


30.9


Recognition of outstanding achievement and service










Order of Australia awards

Recipients of Companion or Officer of the Order (AC/ AO) (General Division)

Recipients

2013


%

68.6


31.4


Includes historical commentary - see January 2013 release of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0).
Commentary has been updated with data from the ABS Personal Safety Survey, 2012.
^ Series has been updated in this release.
^^ Series has been updated in this release. Prior to the February 2014 release of Gender Indicators, Australia, data for this series was sourced from the ABS Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4228.0). Because this survey has since been discontinued, this table now sources data from the ABS Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia. For methodological reasons, data from these two surveys are not comparable.
^^^ Series has been updated in this release. Prior to the February 2014 release of Gender Indicators, Australia, data for this series was sourced from the ABS Survey of Education and Training. Because this survey has since been discontinued, this series now sources data from the ABS Survey of Work-Related Training and Adult Learning. For methodological reasons, data from these two surveys are not comparable.

(a) When financial activities of the household are constrained by shortage of money. The specific financial activities could be: went without meals; could not afford to heat home; could not pay electricity, gas or telephone bills on time etc.
(b) A household is considered to be in rental stress if its rental costs exceed 30 per cent of its gross income.
(c) Males and females aged 15 years and over, living in low income households in rental stress as a proportion of total population for each sex in the lowest two income quintiles of Equivalised Disposable Household Income.
(d) Skill level 2 and under reflect the lower end of the competency spectrum and levels 4 and 5 reflect the higher end of the competency spectrum.
(e) Includes persons enrolled in formal or non-formal learning.
(f) Those not fully engaged in education and/or employment are those who in the survey reference week were: not studying or working (and therefore unemployed or not in the labour force); were studying part-time and not working (therefore unemployed or not in the labour force); or were not studying but were in part-time work.
(g) Perinatal deaths are all fetal deaths (at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight) plus all neonatal deaths (death of a live born baby within 28 completed days of birth). As male deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate, only the total rate is presented.
(h) Perinatal death rates are calculated per 1,000 all births for the calendar year.
(i) Based on 2009 National Health Medical Research Council 'Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol'. The 2009 guidelines align the definition of what constitutes 'risky' alcohol consumption for males and females. That is, the consumption of more than two standard drinks per day by either a male or female, presents a risk over that individual's 'lifetime'.
(j) Based on measured height and weight.
(k) In the last week.
(l) In Queensland, includes persons aged 17 years and over.

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