15 November 2013

Canberra women young and in the majority as the Picture of Women report drops

| johnboy
Start the conversation
status of women

Joy Burch has announced the release of the A Picture of Women in the ACT 2013 report:

Findings included:

— Women and girls formed a slight majority of the ACT population in 2011 at 50.5%.

— The median age of ACT women in 2011 was 35.4 years, compared to the national median age of 38.1 years.

— Completion rate of year 12 for females in the ACT in 2011 was 86%.

— In November 2012, 68.6% of ACT women were participating in the labour force, compared to the national average of 58.7%.

— In November 2012, the unemployment rate of women in the ACT was 3.7%, significantly below the national average of 5.2%.

— Representation of women on ACT Government boards and committees in 2012 was 46%.

— The current ACT Legislative Assembly comprises 41% women.

— 95.3% of ACT women felt safe or very safe in their home during the day and 86.5% at night in 2011-2012.

— ACT women have increased their participation in vocational education and training by over 6% from 2008 to 2012.

Start the conversation

Daily Digest

Want the best Canberra news delivered daily? Every day we package the most popular Riotact stories and send them straight to your inbox. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.