4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, August 2014  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/08/2014   
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The Democracy, Governance and Citizenship section contains the following sub-topics:
  • Leadership roles
  • Recognition of outstanding achievement and service


Men continue to outnumber women as recipients and nominees of Order of Australia Awards

Latest data from the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General shows that men were recipients of the majority of Order of Australia awards in 2014. Men received 71% of the AC and AO awards, while women received 29%.

Men also received more nominations. In 2014, 71% of nominations considered were for men and 29% were for women. This trend has been consistent over the last 14 years.

Order of Australia nominations (all), and recipients of the companion (AC) and officer (AO) of the order, General division, 2001-2014

There are currently 55 female Commonwealth judges and magistrates according to data from the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, up from 26 in 2004. Women currently make up 35% of all Commonwealth judges and magistrates.


A visual representation of Federal parliamentarians and ministers, from the Democracy, Governance and Citizenship domain is shown below. Simply go to the graph and click on the 'Play' button to see changes in the data over time.

Details of the data used to create the graphs, and the original data sources, can be found in the relevant Data Cubes on the Downloads tab.

Graph Image for Parliamentarians, ministers and cabinet ministers