We can direct investigations and publish reports about gender pay equity, equal remuneration and the Care and Community Sector in Australia. Reports about these matters will be published on this webpage.
Gender-based occupational segregation: a data profile
The President released a Statement on 3 February 2023 (pdf) that announced a research project about occupational segregation and gender undervaluation. This research project will expand on issues raised in the former President's Statement of 4 November 2022 (pdf).
The research will be conducted in 2 stages.
Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Stage 1 of the research project involves an evidence-based process to identify occupations and industries in which gender-based occupational segregation is prevalent, including at the classification level if possible.
Stage 1 is expected to identify:
- which modern awards cover those occupations and industries
- whether employees in those occupations and industries are predominantly award-reliant or receive above-award rates of pay because of enterprise agreements or other wage arrangements
- any common characteristics of employment in the relevant occupations and industries (including whether employment is insecure due to the prevalence of casual and/or non-ongoing employment), and
- whether employees within particular modern award classifications are more likely to receive award rates of pay than those classified at other levels within the same award.
A final report will be published in late October 2023.
Stage 2 will build on the findings of stage 1.
Previous pay equity research
Previous pay equity research, including research undertaken and commissioned by our former Pay Equity Unit in the 2014-15 Work Program, can be found on the Previous pay equity research webpage.