Women and men in Australia’s workforce are concentrated in different industries, with most industries being dominated by male employees.
Only seven out of 19 industries have at least 40% women and men.
Women are most concentrated in Health Care and Social Assistance (80.2% female) and Education and Training (63.4% female)
Many industries are developing policies and strategies to encourage women and men to enter non-traditional roles. The Agency developed a series called women’s work | men’s work, which focuses on a number of employees fighting stereotypes about the types of work women and men ‘should’ be doing.
Flexible working allows women and men to share the care
32.9% of women work part-time
10.7% of men work part-time
Only 6.3% of all managers are employed part-time
For every hour of unpaid domestic work a man does, a woman performs an hour and 46 minutes
74.3% of paid parental leave is utilised by women
45.9% of employers offer paid parental leave for primary carers and 39.3% offer paid leave for secondary carers
95.3% of primary carer’s leave is utilised by women and 94.8% of secondary carers in taken by men