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DEMOCRACY, GOVERNANCE AND CITIZENSHIP
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Proportion of women in Senior Executive Service positions in the Australian Public Service is stable
Latest data from the Australian Public Service Commission shows that women occupied 40% of Senior Executive Service positions, and 47% of Executive Level positions in the Australian Public Service in 2014. These figures are unchanged from 2013.
GRAPH: Senior Executive Service (a) and Executive Level Managers (b) (ongoing) in the Australia Public Service (c)
Footnote(s): (a) Male Senior Executive Service staff and Female Senior Executive Service staff as a proportion of all SES staff; (b) Male Executive Level staff and Female Executive Level staff as a proportion of all Executive Level staff; (c) Reference period is at 30 June each year
Source(s): Unpublished data based on the Australian Public Service Statistical Bulletin, Australian Public Service Commission, Canberra
Data from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library shows that with the commencement of a new Senate in July 2014, the proportion of women in the Senate has declined from 41.3% women in 2014 to 38.2% women in 2015.
Data as of 2015 also shows that the number of women in Cabinet has increased from 1 to 2.
Source(s): Gender Indicators, Australia
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