Wollongong City Council presents this report outlining our workforce composition by gender, gender pay gap and the policies and strategies we have in place to support gender equality.
Wollongong City Council has a continuing commitment to workforce diversity and equity. In 2016, Council was awarded the Gender 50:50 Silver Award from the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA). This award recognises Council’s achievements in providing employment opportunities for women and removing obstacles they may face.
As part of our ongoing commitment to gender equity, Council will report annually on its efforts to close the gender pay gap. Government agencies are not required under the 2012 Workplace Gender Equity Act to report annually, however Council has taken a position to do so, with this initial Gender Equality Report 2018.
The intent is to signal and remove direct and indirect discriminatory barriers to improve equality in the workplace and improve outcomes for women in terms of their immediate and long-term economic security as well as recognising the positive impact women have in the workplace.
Read the 2018 Gender Equality Report [PDF 350 KB].