It has been developed to provide a central access point to explore differences in these domains for women and men in Australia, and also to provide a broad basis for social analysis and research in the field of gender.
In this edition of the report, the ABS has provided new data on some of the following areas:
“Many of the social and economic circumstances of men and women in the last 10 years have seen only minimal change, however, the report shows gradual changes in a few areas,” said Lisa Conolly, Director of Family and Community Statistics at the ABS.
For example, 44% of employed women worked part time in 2015-16, compared with 15% of employed men. These relatively high rates of women working part time have remained much the same over the last decade, but there has been a gradual increase in part-time work for men, up from 12% a decade ago. Many more women work part time when they have young children: three in five (62%) with a child under five worked part time, while around 9 per cent of fathers of young children did so.
For a breakdown of the report, visit the ABS website.