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Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0)

Gender Indicators, Australia, a six-monthly product, presents an initial national set of gender indicators to support analysis and monitor the outcomes of women and men in Australia. By drawing on a wide range of ABS statistics and statistics from other official sources, Gender Indicators, Australia will aid in exploring the differences between males and females, and how their economic and social conditions are changing over time. This information will assist and inform government policy and decision makers in the development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs aimed at achieving gender equality.

The Office for Women (OfW), under the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), and the Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers' Conference on the Status of Women contributed to the funding to produce the first release of Gender Indicators, Australia.

The indicators are organised into six domains representing major areas of social concern for gender equality - Economic security, Education, Health, Work and family balance, Safety and justice, and Democracy, governance and citizenship. The publication presents data for 51 key indicators and 43 related supporting indicators across all the six major areas of social concern. Some indicators are also accompanied by written commentary of key points and graphical representations.

Data sources

This page provides a central access point to sex-disaggregated data sources and statistical releases on the ABS website. A wide range of sex-disaggregated data are available. Data have been grouped under the three main links below.

Census of Population and Housing
Survey sources
Administrative sources

These links will take you to a menu of data sources. There are about 50 ABS data sources in total. Free sex-disaggregated data can be accessed via these sources. A range of additional data not provided in our standard publications can also be provided on a fee-for-service basis. For more information, please see our Contacts page.

A summary has been provided for each data source. Each summary outlines the content of the data source and the main topics collected in the most recent cycle, followed by links to statistical releases and, where available, user guides. Statistical releases include standard products and, where available, ABS Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs). In some cases, the full data item list is provided in the user guide for research purposes.

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