EOWA Media Release - Gender pay gap short-changes women $250.50 a week
According to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia’s working women earn 17.4% less than their male colleagues, . The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) has calculated the gender pay gap based on average weekly ordinary time earnings for men and women. The average weekly earnings of women working full-time were $1,186.90 per week or $250.50 per week less than men, who earned an average weekly wage of $1,437.40 per week. Over the course of a year, this difference would add up to $13,026. WA has the largest gender pay gap at 25.8%, while the ACT has the lowest at 12.0%.
Tags: gender equity, EOWA, wac, women
18 may 2012 • Australian women, on average, earn 17.4% less than men • The gender pay gap has remained almost unchanged for two decades • Western Australia has the widest pay gap of 25.8%