Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards

Gender balance on government boards statistics

Overall Gender Balance on Government boards

As at 30 June 2018, women now hold 45.8 per cent of positions, an increase of 3.1 percentage points since 30 June 2017, and the highest overall result since public reporting began.

Annual Gender Balance Reports

The Australian Government has committed to a gender diversity target of women holding 50% of Government board positions overall, and women and men each holding at least 40% of positions at the individual board level. This took effect from 1 July 2016.

The Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2017-2018 provides a statistical gender analysis of the composition of Australian Government boards for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Available reports:

To access previous years’ Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards reports, you can visit the Department of Social Services’ website.

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