4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2013  
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Economic Security
New data from Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours:
As at May 2012, median non-managerial adult hourly ordinary time cash earnings were $29.70 for males 21 years and over. This compares with $26.31 (in 201112 dollars) in May 2006. Median earnings for females 21 years and over were $26.90 in May 2012, and $24.08 (in 201112 dollars) in May 2006.
Latest data from Forms of Employment Survey:
As at November 2012, more female employees between 2074 years of age (22%) were without paid leave entitlements than males (17%). The proportion of female employees without paid leave entitlements was significantly higher than males for eight of the 19 industry sectors, and for all age groups up to 64 years of age.
Labour force survey data just released:

Underemployment (people working less hours than they want) in 2012–13 was 8.5% for women aged between 20 and 74 years but only 4.8% for their male counterpart. This disparity between men and women was apparent across all age groups, and female parents with dependent children were between 2 and 3 times more likely than their male counterpart to be experiencing underemployment.

Male and female non-managerial adult ordinary time cash earnings, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012


Apparent retention rate from Year 10 to Year 12 for male and female full-time school students, 2003 to 2012

2012 National Schools Statistics Collection data just released:
Apparent retention rates between Year 10 and Year 12 were 76% for males and 83% for females. This reflects a time of transition for students, from compulsory to non-compulsory education.
Factors potentially influencing apparent retention rates include the availability of alternative education and training pathways, varying rates of progression and interstate/ international migration.
Previously released from 2012 Survey of Education and Work:
88% of females and 84% of males between 20 and 24 years of age had attained a year 12 or formal qualification at Certificate II or above.

Previously released data from Graduate Careers Australia for 2012:

In their first full-time employment since graduating, the median salary for male graduates aged under 25 was $55,000, while for females it was $50,000.
Data update from 2011–12 Australian Health Survey:

More males (70%) than females (55%) aged 18 years and over (age standardised) were overweight or obese. These rates were up five and six percentage points respectively since 1995.

Based on 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines, three times as many men as women aged 18 years and over (age standardised) consumed alcohol in amounts at risk to their health over their lifetime (29% versus 10%).

Between 2001 and 2011–12, smoking rates have decreased for both males and females 18 years and over (age standardised) from 27% to 20%, and from 21% to 16% respectively.

New data from Registrars of Births, Death and Marriages:

There were 2,562 perinatal deaths in 2011 or 8.4 perinatal deaths per thousand births. Perinatal death rates have changed little over the past 10 yrs.

Preliminary 2011 data shows that 110 in 100,000 men and 58 in 100,000 women died from ischaemic heart disease. In 2000, these death rates were 150 in 100,000 men and 84 in 100,000 women.


Work and Family Balance
Male and female volunteering rates, by labour force status, 2006 and 2010
Previously released data from Gender Indicators, Australia:

In 2006, on average, men 15 years and over spent 7 hours and 25 minutes while women spent 7 hours and 34 minutes each day engaged in some form of paid or unpaid work.

In 2007, 35% of men and 42% of women 15 years and over always or often felt stressed for time.

In 2010, 34% of men and 38% of women 18 years and over were volunteers.

Safety and Justice
According to latest Crime Victimisation Survey results:

In 2011–12, males aged 15 years and over were marginally more likely than females to experience physical or threatened physical assault (7% compared to 5%). However, the rate for 15–19 year old males was double that of females (14% compared to 7%).

The incidence of physical assault actually reported to police by female victims 15 years and over (56%) was significantly higher than their male counterpart (44%).

The incidence of face to face threatened physical assault actually reported to police by female victims 15 years and over (43%) was also significantly higher than their male counterpart (35%).

Latest 2012 state and territory police records show that:

133 in 100,000 females and 26 in 100,000 males reported to police experiencing sexual assault.

In contrast, 26 in 100,000 females, and 67 in 100,000 males reported to police experiencing robbery.

Male and female victimisation rates for physical or threatened physical assault, by age, 15 years and over, 2011-12
Democracy, Governance and Citizenship
(All) Order of Australia Nominations and Awards for males and females, General Division, 2004 to 2013
New data on Australia Day/ Queen’s Birthday honours:

In 2013, 48 men and 22 women were awarded either one of the top two levels of the Order of Australia (General Division). These figures closely reflect the proportion of nominations received for each sex.

New from Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration:

As at March 2013, 103 of the 149 Commonwealth judges and magistrates in Australia were men, and 46 were women.

Commonwealth administrative data from Office for Women:

As at 30 June 2012, 38% (or 1,587) of positions on Commonwealth Government boards and bodies were held by women. A total of 147 (or 27%) of all chair/ deputy chair positions were held by women.

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