Department of Family and Community Services

Appendix: The ABS Gender Indicators compared

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This section contrasts NSW with Australia as a whole, using the ABS Gender Indicators, Australia series which is published on a six-monthly basis. The comparison is based on the January 2013 key indicators published in February 2013, which in turn use the most recent data available at that time.

Note that in this table, the indicators differ from those used in the main body of the Report because they represent a match with a pre-existing set. Where it was not possible to source state-level data for the ABS indicators, a closely comparable indicator has been used or the indicator has been omitted altogether.

Topic Key series Population Latest period Unit NSW Women Australian Women

Health and wellbeing

Health status

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth

0 years

2011

years

84.2

84.2

Morbidity prevalence

Reporting one or more long-term health conditions

All persons

2011-12

% (age standard)

77.1

77.7

Living with disability

Reporting disability

All persons

2009

% (age standard)

18.7

17.3

Psychological distress

Reporting high/very high level of psychological distress

18+ years

2011-12

% (age standard)

12.4

12.8

Deaths

Death rate

Death rate, all causes

All persons

2011

Per 1,000 (age standard)

4.7

4.7

Deaths from diseases of the circulatory system

Death rate from ischaemic heart disease

All persons

2010

Per 1,000 (age standard)

59.2

60.8

Risk factors

Consumption of alcohol

Consumption of alcohol in quantities that exceed lifetime risk

18+ years

2011-12

% (age standard)

10.4

10.1

Smoking

Current smokers

18+ years

2011-12

% (age standard)

14.1

16.3

Overweight/obesity

Overweight/obesity (measured Body Mass Index)

18+ years

2011-12

% (age standard)

54.4

55.7

Level of exercise

Sedentary or engaging in low levels of exercise

18+ years

2011-12

% (age standard)

75.7

72.5

Education and learning

Work-related learning

Participation in work-related learning in last 12 months

20-64 years

2009

%

33.0

29.9

Education and employment

Not fully engaged in education and/or employment

Not fully engaged in education and/or employment

15-19 years

2012

%

12.1

13.2

Work and financial security

Working population

Labour force

Labour force participation rate

20-74 years 1

2011-12

%

61.0

65.2

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

20-74 years

2011-12

%

5.1

4.6

Earnings, income and economic situation

Earnings (mean)

Non-managerial adult hourly ordinary time cash earnings (mean)

21+ years

2010

$

30.6

28.70

Earnings (median)

Non-managerial adult hourly ordinary time cash earnings (median)

21+ years

2010

$

25.1

24.70

Main source of income at retirement

Persons not in labour force, main source of personal income is superannuation or annuity

65+ years

2009-10

%

11.5

10.3

Superannuation

No superannuation coverage

15-69 years

2007

%

36.7

33.7

Leadership and representation

Leadership roles

Parliamentarians

Federal parliamentarians

Positions

2013

%

23.7 2

29.2

Membership of Commonwealth or NSW Government boards and bodies

Members of Commonwealth or NSW Government boards and committees

Positions

2011

%

37.8 3

35.3

Australian or NSW Public Service senior and middle managers

Senior Executive Service (SES) managers in the Australian Public Service (APS) or NSW Public Sector

Positions

2012

%

27.0 4

39.2

Judges and magistrates

Commonwealth or NSW judges and magistrates

Positions

2012

%

34.0 5

30.5

Safety and access to justice

Victims

Victims of violence, harassment and stalking

Experience of violence during the last 12 months

18+ years

2005

%

4.5

5.8

Victimisation rates

Victimisation rate for physical assault during last 12 months

15+ years

2010-11

%

2.7

4.8

Imprisonment

Imprisonment rates

Imprisonment rate

18+ years

2012

Per 100,000

23.3

24.7 6

Offenders

Offender rates

Offender rate

10+ years

2010-11

Per 100,000

643.1

833.8


1 The labour force and unemployment data for NSW is for those aged 20 and over.

2 The NSW figure refers to the total women in both houses of NSW Parliament as at February 2013.

3 The NSW figure related to women on NSW Government boards and committees as at June 2011.

4 The national figure is as at June 2012; the NSW figure is as at December 2012.

5 Both figures were current as at March 2013.

6 Both NSW and national figures given are the crude (not age-standardised) rates.