Women in NSW 2012
This report examines a range of indicators across five topic areas – health and wellbeing, education and learning, work and financial security, leadership and representation, and safety and access to justice – to evaluate gender equality and gender difference in NSW.In so doing it will provide baseline data for government, business and the community sector for use in policy-making, decision-making and program design.
This is the first ‘annual report card’ on women in NSW, and future reports will allow progress to be tracked over time.Leading indicators were selected for each topic based on the criteria outlined on page 2. As we continue to consult, new topics may be included in subsequent reports.
The report uses survey data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Household Income and Labour Dynamics Australia (HILDA) longitudinal survey, as well as other NSW Government survey and administrative data. As Census 2011 data was not available at the time of writing, it will be used in Women in NSW 2013 and subsequent reports.