Data Snapshot

This data snapshot — along with the gender pay gap measures — will be included in each implementation plan. The snapshot will be used to track progress against our goal of closing the gender participation gap by 25 per cent by 2025.

Women’s workforce participation rates
Source: ABS Labour Force, Australia, February 2017 (cat. no. 6202.0), seasonally adjusted.

Women’s workforce participation rates: 59% of women participate in the labour force, 6% of women are unemployed, 56% are employed, 41% are not in the labour force, and 11% of women are underemployed.