Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards

Gender balance on government boards statistics

Overall Gender Balance on Government boards

As at 31 December 2019, women held 48.4 per cent of Government board positions, an increase of 0.5 percentage points from 30 June 2019. This is the highest overall result since reporting began in 2009.

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 2018-2019 provides a statistical gender analysis of the composition of Australian Government boards for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

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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