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4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Jan 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/02/2012   
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MEMBERSHIP OF COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT BOARDS AND BODIES


KEY SERIES


MEMBERS OF COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT BOARDS AND BODIES (a)(b)

2008-09
2009-10

no.
%
no.
%

Males
3,768
66.6
3,550
66.1
Females
1,887
33.4
1,823
33.9

(a) Reference period is financial year.
(b) Where the appointment period of an existing board member expires, and a new board member is appointed, both board members are counted over the relevant reporting period.

Source: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), 'Women on Australian Government Boards Report', FaHCSIA (Australian Government), Canberra.



RELATED SERIES



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

2008-09
2009-10

no.
%
no.
%

Males
535
79.7
480
78.0
Females
136
20.3
135
22.0

(a) Reference period is financial year.
(b) Where the appointment period of an existing board member expires, and a new board member is appointed, both board members are counted over the relevant reporting period.

Source: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), 'Women on Australian Government Boards Report', FaHCSIA (Australian Government), Canberra; Unpublished data, Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).




COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT BOARDS AND BODIES WITH AT LEAST ONE MALE/ FEMALE MEMBER (a)(b)

2008-09
2009-10

no.
%
no.
%

At least one male member
515
97.4
500
98.2
At least one female member
419
79.2
426
83.7

(a) Reference period is financial year.
(b) Where the appointment period of an existing board member expires, and a new board member is appointed, both board members are counted over the relevant reporting period.

Source: Unpublished data, Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).



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