4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2015  
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SUMMARY OF KEY SERIES
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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

2014–15^


%

78.3

65.1


Employment conditions

Employed persons, proportion employed part-time

20–74 yrs

2014–15^


%

14.6

43.8


Underutilised labour

Unemployment rate

20–74 yrs

2014–15^


%

5.2

5.3


Not in labour force

Persons not in labour force

20–74 yrs

2014–15^


%

21.7

34.9


Earnings, income and economic situation









Earnings (mean)

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

'Adult' (a)

2014^


Rate ratio (b)


0.87


Earnings (median)

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

'Adult' (a)

2014^


Rate ratio (b)


0.90


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 (mean)

Superannuation balance at, or approaching preservation age (55–64 years) (c)(d)

55-64 yrs

2011-12^


$

252,536

144,461


Superannuation (median)

Superannuation balance at, or approaching preservation age (55–64 years) (c)(d)

55-64 yrs

2011-12^


$

107,000

64,942


Economic resources

Persons living in low economic resource households (e)

15+ yrs

2011–12


%

18.6

20.1


Financial stress

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

15+ yrs

2009–10


%

16.2

17.2


Housing









Housing circumstances

Persons, proportion living in low income household in rental stress (g)(h)

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

2014


%

83.4

89.5


Non-school qualification

Attainment of formal qualification at Certificate III or above

25–29 yrs

2014


%

63.9

66.0


Literacy and numeracy skills

Literacy competency at skill level 2 or under (i)

15–64 yrs

2011–12


%

43.2

43.9


Participation









Participation and retention

Education participation rate (j)

15–24 yrs

2014


%

59.5

62.7


Participation in non-school qualification

Enrolment in Bachelor Degree or above

18–24 yrs

2014


%

25.0

34.2


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 (k)

15–19 yrs

2014


%

13.1

12.6











3. HEALTH


















Health status









Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth

0 yrs

2011–13


years

80.1

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

2013


per 1,000 (age std)

6.5

4.5


Deaths from cancer

Death rate from cancer

All persons

2013^


per 100,000 (age std)

211.0

134.6


Deaths from diseases of the circulatory system

Death rate from ischaemic heart disease

All persons

2013^


per 100,000 (age std)

93.6

50.0


Suicides

Death rate from suicide

All persons

2013^


per 100,000 (age std)

16.3

5.4


Death in motor vehicle accidents

Death rate in motor vehicle accidents

All persons

2013^


per 100,000 (age std)

8.3

3.0


Drug induced deaths

Drug induced death rate

All persons

2013^


per 100,000 (age std)

7.9

4.7


Perinatal deaths

Perinatal deaths (l)(m)

All births

2013^


per 1,000 (age std) (m)


8.2


Risk factors









Consumption of alcohol

Consumption of alcohol in quantities that present a lifetime risk (n)

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) (o)

18+ yrs (age std)

2011–12


% (age std)

69.9

55.2


Level of exercise

Sedentary or engaging in low levels of exercise (p)

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

2013–14


no.

12.8

17.5











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 care









Providing primary care to a person with a disability

Providing primary care to a person with a disability

15+ yrs

2012


%

(r) 2.6

(r) 5.8


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

2014^


%

28.6

33.0











5. SAFETY AND JUSTICE


















Victims









Victims of violence and stalking

Experience of violence during the last 12 months (q)

18+ yrs

2012


%

8.7

5.3


Victimisation rates

Victims and victimisation rate for physical or threatened physical assault

15+ yrs

2013–14^


%

5.2

4.2


Imprisonment









Imprisonment rates

Imprisonment rate

18+ yrs (r)

2014


per 100,000 (age std)

358.3

30.0


Offenders









Offender rates

Offender rate

10+ yrs

2013–14^


per 100,000

3,139.8

865.4











6. DEMOCRACY, GOVERNANCE AND CITIZENSHIP


















Leadership roles









Non-public sector employers

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) (p) of non-public sector employers (s)(t)

Positions

2013-14^


%

82.7

17.3


Parliamentarians

Federal parliamentarians

Positions

2015


%

69.5

30.5


Membership of Commonwealth Government boards and bodies

Members of Commonwealth Government boards and bodies

Positions

2014


%

60.3

39.7


Australian Public Service senior and middle managers

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

Positions

2014


%

59.9

40.1


Judges and magistrates

Commonwealth judges and magistrates

Positions

2015^


%

65.4

34.6


Recognition of outstanding achievement and service









Order of Australia awards

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

Recipients

2015^


%

75.0

25.0


Includes historical commentary - see previous releases of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0).
^ Series has been updated in this release.

age std*. Rates are age standardised in 5 year ranges to 75 years and over to the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as at 30 June 2001.
age std**. Rates are age standardised yearly between 17 and 19 years, and then in 5 year ranges from 20 to 65 years and over to the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as at 30 June 2001.

(a) In 2014, 'adult' employees are 21 years of age or over (excluding those on apprentice or trainee, and disability rates of pay), or employees under 21 years old who are paid at the full adult rate for their occupation.
(b) The rate ratio is calculated by dividing female earnings by male earnings. A rate ratio of 1.0 indicates parity between female and male earnings, whereas a rate ratio greater than 1.0 indicates an earnings inequity in favour of females, and a rate ratio less than 1.0 indicates an earnings inequity in favour of males.
(c) Includes all superannuation accounts whether in accumulation or draw down phase.
(d) Preservation age is the age you must reach before you can access your superannuation and depends on when you were born. Preservation ages currently range from 55 years to 60 years of age. For further information see Glossary (Economic Security).
(e) Persons in the lowest two quintiles of both equivalised adjusted disposable household income (adjusted to include imputed rent) and equivalised household net worth.
(f) 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.
(g) A household is considered to be in rental stress if its rental costs exceed 30 per cent of its gross income.
(h) 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.
(i) 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.
(j) Includes persons enrolled in formal study only (ie. study for a qualification).
(k) 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.
(l) 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.
(m) Perinatal death rates are calculated per 1,000 of all births for the calendar year.
(n) 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'.
(o) Based on measured height and weight.
(p) In the last week.
(q) Violence includes physical and sexual violence.
(r) In Queensland, includes persons aged 17 years and over.
(s) The CEO or head of business in Australia is intended to refer to the highest ranking corporate officer (executive) or an administrator in charge of management of an organisation. The CEO may be known under different titles, for example, vice chancellor, managing director, general manager, managing partner or principal.
(t) A non-public sector employer includes any employer that is a natural person, or a body or association (whether incorporated or not) that is not part of the public sector/government, be that federal, state, territory (including state/territory owned organisations/ enterprises), local or an authority. For example, non-public sector employers include higher education institutions, privately or publicly listed enterprises/companies, religious entities, schools or medical institutions that are not government owned, clubs, unions and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO's).