Gender at a Glance (ABS)

on Friday, 01 June 2012. Posted in Empowerment

ABS ‘Gender @ a Glance’ 

On Friday 8 October 10, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) launched its gender statistics web page, ‘Gender @ a Glance’. This topic page provides a central access point to gender-related statistical sources and sex-disaggregated data currently on the ABS website. Further work will be done by the ABS over time to expand the contents of the gender page, including the possible inclusion of suitable non-ABS data in the future. 

The topic page is part of a wider project developing a set of national gender indicators.  The Australian Gender Indicators Project is being done as a partnership between the ABS, FaHCSIA and the Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers' Conference on the Status of Women (MINCO).  When established, the National Gender Indicators will enable monitoring and analysis of differences in outcomes between women and men across a variety of data sources. The availability of these indicators is intended to improve the ability to undertake gendered analyses of policies and programs, and lead to more targeted and effective responses to the inequalities of outcomes between women and men.

The Gender @ a Glance can be found at: http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/c311215.nsf/web/Gender