Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards

Gender balance on government boards statistics

(as at 31 December 2017)

Overall Gender Balance on Government boards

As at 31 December 2017, women held 44.5 per cent of Australian Government board positions. This is an increase of 1.8 percentage points from 42.7 per cent at 30 June 2017, and the highest overall result since public reporting began in 2010-11.

Annual Gender Balance Reports

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

The Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2016-2017 provides a statistical gender analysis of the composition of Australian Government boards for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

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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