All industries

Construction

Man woman


50.5% women
49.5% men



18.1% women
81.9% men

Man woman coins


Full-time gender pay gap is 20.1%



Full-time gender pay gap is 26.1%

Women on boards


18.3% female CEOs
32.5% female KMPs
28.1% female directors



2.7% female CEOs
15.1% female KMPs
11.1% female directors

Parental leave


52.4% of employers offer paid primary carer’s leave for both men and women



35.9% of employers offer paid primary carer’s leave for both men and women

Organisation size breakdown
Organisation size breakdown in 2020. <250 44.9%. 250-499 23.5%. 500-999 14.9%. 1000-4999 13.8%. 5000+ 2.9%.
Organisation size breakdown
Organisation size breakdown in 2020. <250 43.9%. 250-499 22.0%. 500-999 22.9%. 1000-4999 9.4%. 5000+ 1.8%.
Employee type breakdown
Employee type breakdown in 2020. Casual 24.7%. Part time 21.4%. Full time 53.9%.
Employee type breakdown
Employee type breakdown in 2020. Casual 14.0%. Part time 4.6%. Full time 81.4%.

Workforce composition
Showing
all full-time part-time casual

Legend
Female  
Male
Managers
CEO/Head of Business in Australia
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 81.7%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 97.3%. %.
Key management personnel
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 67.5%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 84.9%. %.
Other executives/general managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 66.6%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 87.6%. %.
Senior managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 63.5%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 87.0%. %.
Other managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 57.0%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 86.8%. %.
Non-managers
Clerical and administrative
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 26.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 22.3%. %.
Community and personal service
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 28.0%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 81.1%. %.
Machinery operators and drivers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 86.8%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 96.0%. %.
Sales
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 41.3%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 60.4%. %.
Professionals
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 46.5%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 76.4%. %.
Technicians and trade
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 86.0%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 96.9%. %.
Labourers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 67.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 84.7%. %.
Managers
CEO/Head of Business in Australia
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 81.9%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 81.9%. %.
Key management personnel
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 68.8%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 68.8%. %.
Other executives/general managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 68.8%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 68.8%. %.
Senior managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 66.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 66.2%. %.
Other managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 60.1%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 60.1%. %.
Non-managers
Clerical and administrative
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 30.0%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 30.0%. %.
Community and personal service
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 40.1%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 40.1%. %.
Machinery operators and drivers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 88.8%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 88.8%. %.
Sales
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 55.3%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 55.3%. %.
Professionals
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 56.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 56.2%. %.
Technicians and trade
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 90.4%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 90.4%. %.
Labourers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 76.5%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 76.5%. %.
Managers
CEO/Head of Business in Australia
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 71.6%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 71.6%. %.
Key management personnel
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 39.5%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 39.5%. %.
Other executives/general managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 27.5%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 27.5%. %.
Senior managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 22.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 22.2%. %.
Other managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 16.0%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 16.0%. %.
Non-managers
Clerical and administrative
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 9.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 9.2%. %.
Community and personal service
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 19.9%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 19.9%. %.
Machinery operators and drivers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 71.7%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 71.7%. %.
Sales
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 33.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 33.2%. %.
Professionals
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 14.8%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 14.8%. %.
Technicians and trade
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 41.1%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 41.1%. %.
Labourers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 51.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 51.2%. %.
Managers
CEO/Head of Business in Australia
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 57.1%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 57.1%. %.
Key management personnel
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 71.1%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 71.1%. %.
Other executives/general managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 68.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 68.2%. %.
Senior managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 61.7%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 61.7%. %.
Other managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 50.7%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 50.7%. %.
Non-managers
Clerical and administrative
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 33.1%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 33.1%. %.
Community and personal service
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 31.5%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 31.5%. %.
Machinery operators and drivers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 83.9%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 83.9%. %.
Sales
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 38.7%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 38.7%. %.
Professionals
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 39.3%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 39.3%. %.
Technicians and trade
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 78.1%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 78.1%. %.
Labourers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 64.8%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 64.8%. %.

Governing bodies

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Female  
Male
All industries
Construction
Gender composition of governing bodies
Employers that have set a target for the gender composition of governing bodies
Employers that have set a target for the gender composition of governing bodies in 2020. All industries 8.2%. Construction 5.7%.
Board members All industries
Board members All industries in 2020. All industries 69.3%. %.
Board members Construction
Board members Construction in 2020. Construction 86.9%. %.
Partnerships
Showing
all full-time part-time
Operates as a partnership structure
Operates as a partnership structure in 2020. All industries 1.6%. Construction 0.4%.
Key management personnel
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 74.7%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Other executives/general managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 71.7%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 100.0%. %.
Senior managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 67.3%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Other managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 70.7%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Non-managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 65.4%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Operates as a partnership structure
Operates as a partnership structure in 2020. All industries 1.6%. Construction 0.4%.
Key management personnel
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 78.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Other executives/general managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 75.2%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction 100.0%. %.
Senior managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 71.3%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Other managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 78.1%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Non-managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 70.4%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Operates as a partnership structure
Operates as a partnership structure in 2020. All industries 1.6%. Construction 0.4%.
Key management personnel
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 27.4%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Other executives/general managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 20.0%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Senior managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 26.7%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Other managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 22.6%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.
Non-managers
All industries
All industries in 2020. All industries 33.0%. %.
Construction
Construction in 2020. Construction %. %.

Employee movements

Data not available for 2014 and 2015

Legend
All industries
Construction
Promotions
Female promotions
Managers
Managers in 2020. All industries 47.3%. Construction 18.5%.
Non-managers
Non-managers in 2020. All industries 49.4%. Construction 21.2%.
Male promotions
Managers
Managers in 2020. All industries 52.7%. Construction 81.5%.
Non-managers
Non-managers in 2020. All industries 50.6%. Construction 78.8%.
Promotions by employee type
Full-time
Full-time in 2020. All industries 79.9%. Construction 87.6%.
Part-time
Part-time in 2020. All industries 13.0%. Construction 2.1%.
Casual
Casual in 2020. All industries 7.0%. Construction 10.3%.
Resignations
Female resignations
Managers
Managers in 2020. All industries 43.6%. Construction 15.3%.
Non-managers
Non-managers in 2020. All industries 54.3%. Construction 20.4%.
Male resignations
Managers
Managers in 2020. All industries 56.4%. Construction 84.7%.
Non-managers
Non-managers in 2020. All industries 45.7%. Construction 79.6%.
Resignations by employee type
Full-time
Full-time in 2020. All industries 42.9%. Construction 79.7%.
Part-time
Part-time in 2020. All industries 20.1%. Construction 3.9%.
Casual
Casual in 2020. All industries 37.0%. Construction 16.4%.
Appointments (including promotions)
Female appointments
Managers
Managers in 2020. All industries 44.7%. Construction 17.2%.
Non-managers
Non-managers in 2020. All industries 52.1%. Construction 17.6%.
Male appointments
Managers
Managers in 2020. All industries 55.3%. Construction 82.8%.
Non-managers
Non-managers in 2020. All industries 47.9%. Construction 82.4%.

Gender pay gaps (average full-time)

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All industries
Construction
Managers (full-time total remuneration)
Key management personnel
Key management personnel in 2020. All industries 23.4%. Construction 20.6%.
Other executives/general managers
Other executives/general managers in 2020. All industries 20.5%. Construction 13.5%.
Senior managers
Senior managers in 2020. All industries 16.7%. Construction 15.7%.
Other managers
Other managers in 2020. All industries 19.7%. Construction 17.2%.
Non-managers (full-time total remuneration)
All non-managers
All non-managers in 2020. All industries 18.5%. Construction 25.1%.
Clerical and administrative
Clerical and administrative in 2020. All industries 7.7%. Construction 18.4%.
Community and personal service
Community and personal service in 2020. All industries 9.6%. Construction -7.7%.
Machinery operators and drivers
Machinery operators and drivers in 2020. All industries 11.9%. Construction 13.1%.
Sales
Sales in 2020. All industries 22.4%. Construction 17.8%.
Professionals
Professionals in 2020. All industries 18.3%. Construction 19.5%.
Technicians and trade
Technicians and trade in 2020. All industries 25.4%. Construction 20.8%.
Labourers
Labourers in 2020. All industries 20.0%. Construction 33.0%.
Managers (full-time base salary)
Key management personnel
Key management personnel in 2020. All industries 17.1%. Construction 20.3%.
Other executives/general managers
Other executives/general managers in 2020. All industries 14.3%. Construction 16.6%.
Senior managers
Senior managers in 2020. All industries 12.9%. Construction 17.2%.
Other managers
Other managers in 2020. All industries 17.2%. Construction 16.2%.
Non-managers (full-time base salary)
All non-managers
All non-managers in 2020. All industries 13.0%. Construction 16.8%.
Clerical and administrative
Clerical and administrative in 2020. All industries 5.8%. Construction 17.4%.
Community and personal service
Community and personal service in 2020. All industries 7.3%. Construction -4.2%.
Machinery operators and drivers
Machinery operators and drivers in 2020. All industries 7.8%. Construction 5.4%.
Sales
Sales in 2020. All industries 15.9%. Construction 17.8%.
Professionals
Professionals in 2020. All industries 15.8%. Construction 17.9%.
Technicians and trade
Technicians and trade in 2020. All industries 19.1%. Construction 14.9%.
Labourers
Labourers in 2020. All industries 17.1%. Construction 26.5%.

Employer action on pay equity

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All industries
Construction
Employers with a formal policy or formal strategy on remuneration generally
Employers with a formal policy or formal strategy on remuneration generally in 2020. All industries 63.8%. Construction 62.8%.
Employers with specific gender pay equity objectives included in their formal policy or formal strategy
Employers with specific gender pay equity objectives included in their formal policy or formal strategy in 2020. All industries 43.1%. Construction 45.7%.
Employers that have conducted a remuneration gap analysis collapse
Within last 12 months
Within last 12 months in 2020. All industries 35.6%. Construction 41.3%.
Within last 1-2 years
Within last 1-2 years in 2020. All industries 7.4%. Construction 9.0%.
More than 2 years ago but less than 4 years ago
More than 2 years ago but less than 4 years ago in 2020. All industries 2.3%. Construction 2.7%.
Employers provided the following reasons for not conducting a remuneration gap analysis
Currently under development
Currently under development in 2020. All industries 1.8%. Construction 1.8%.
Insufficient human resources staff
Insufficient human resources staff in 2020. All industries %. Construction %.
Don't have expertise
Don't have expertise in 2020. All industries %. Construction %.
Insufficient resources/expertise
Insufficient resources/expertise in 2020. All industries 3.4%. Construction 5.4%.
Salaries for ALL employees (including managers) are set by awards or industrial agreements, AND there is no...
Salaries for ALL employees (including managers) are set by awards or industrial agreements, AND there is no room for discretion in pay changes (for example because pay increases occur only when there is a change in tenure or qualifications) in 2020. All industries 6.0%. Construction 0.9%.
Salaries for SOME or ALL employees (including managers) are set by awards or industrial agreements and ther...
Salaries for SOME or ALL employees (including managers) are set by awards or industrial agreements and there IS room for discretion in pay changes (because pay increases can occur with some discretion such as performance assessments) in 2020. All industries 27.7%. Construction 20.2%.
Non-award employees are paid market rate
Non-award employees are paid market rate in 2020. All industries 19.2%. Construction 22.9%.
Not a priority
Not a priority in 2020. All industries 2.2%. Construction 1.3%.
Employers took the following action as a result of conducting a remuneration gap analysis
Created a pay equity strategy or action plan
Created a pay equity strategy or action plan in 2020. All industries 13.9%. Construction 14.4%.
Identified cause/s of the gaps
Identified cause/s of the gaps in 2020. All industries 34.1%. Construction 41.5%.
Reviewed remuneration decision-making processes
Reviewed remuneration decision-making processes in 2020. All industries 27.1%. Construction 29.7%.
Analysed commencement salaries by gender to ensure there are no pay gaps
Analysed commencement salaries by gender to ensure there are no pay gaps in 2020. All industries 20.5%. Construction 26.3%.
Analysed performance ratings to ensure there is no gender bias (including unconscious bias)
Analysed performance ratings to ensure there is no gender bias (including unconscious bias) in 2020. All industries 22.8%. Construction 23.7%.
Analysed performance pay to ensure there is no gender bias (including unconscious bias)
Analysed performance pay to ensure there is no gender bias (including unconscious bias) in 2020. All industries 24.0%. Construction 24.6%.
Trained people-managers in addressing gender bias (including unconscious bias)
Trained people-managers in addressing gender bias (including unconscious bias) in 2020. All industries 14.9%. Construction 12.7%.
Set targets to reduce any organisation-wide gaps
Set targets to reduce any organisation-wide gaps in 2020. All industries 9.2%. Construction 9.3%.
Reported pay equity metrics to the board
Reported pay equity metrics to the board in 2020. All industries 18.3%. Construction 16.9%.
Reported pay equity metrics to the executive
Reported pay equity metrics to the executive in 2020. All industries 26.6%. Construction 19.5%.
Corrected like-for-like gaps
Corrected like-for-like gaps in 2020. All industries 26.7%. Construction 27.1%.
Conducted a gender-based job evaluation process
Conducted a gender-based job evaluation process in 2020. All industries 2.9%. Construction 1.7%.

Gender equality strategy & consultation

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All industries
Construction
Gender equality policies and strategies
Overall gender equality
Employers that have an overall gender equality policy or strategy
Employers that have an overall gender equality policy or strategy in 2020. All industries 76.5%. Construction 79.4%.
Retention
Employers that have a retention gender equality policy or strategy
Employers that have a retention gender equality policy or strategy in 2020. All industries 66.2%. Construction 65.5%.
Performance management processes
Employers that have a performance management gender equality policy or strategy
Employers that have a performance management gender equality policy or strategy in 2020. All industries 80.0%. Construction 82.1%.
Promotions
Employers that have a promotion gender equality policy or strategy
Employers that have a promotion gender equality policy or strategy in 2020. All industries 72.0%. Construction 68.6%.
Talent identification/identification of high potentials
Employers that have a talent identification gender equality policy or strategy
Employers that have a talent identification gender equality policy or strategy in 2020. All industries 69.0%. Construction 69.5%.
Succession planning
Employers that have a succession planning gender equality policy or strategy
Employers that have a succession planning gender equality policy or strategy in 2020. All industries 66.5%. Construction 64.6%.
Training and development
Employers that have a training and development gender equality policy or strategy
Employers that have a training and development gender equality policy or strategy in 2020. All industries 80.7%. Construction 81.6%.
Employee consultation
Employers that have consulted with employees on issues concerning gender equality
Employers that have consulted with employees on issues concerning gender equality in 2020. All industries 53.9%. Construction 51.6%.
Methods of employee consultation
Survey
Survey in 2020. All industries 52.4%. Construction 47.8%.
Consultative committee or group
Consultative committee or group in 2020. All industries 45.1%. Construction 49.6%.
Focus groups
Focus groups in 2020. All industries 27.9%. Construction 28.7%.
Exit interviews
Exit interviews in 2020. All industries 51.8%. Construction 46.1%.
Performance discussions
Performance discussions in 2020. All industries 33.8%. Construction 34.8%.
Categories of employees consulted
All staff
All staff in 2020. All industries 71.5%. Construction 67.8%.
Women only
Women only in 2020. All industries 0.9%. Construction 1.7%.
Men only
Men only in 2020. All industries 0.0%. Construction %.
Human resources managers
Human resources managers in 2020. All industries 11.9%. Construction 15.7%.
Management
Management in 2020. All industries 15.4%. Construction 21.7%.
Employee representative group(s)
Employee representative group(s) in 2020. All industries 12.1%. Construction 16.5%.
Diversity committee or equivalent
Diversity committee or equivalent in 2020. All industries 8.1%. Construction 8.7%.
Women and men who have resigned while on parental leave
Women and men who have resigned while on parental leave in 2020. All industries 2.0%. Construction 0.9%.

Flexible working

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All industries
Construction
Flexible working arrangements strategy inclusions
A business case for flexibility has been established and endorsed at the leadership level
A business case for flexibility has been established and endorsed at the leadership level in 2020. All industries 55.4%. Construction 58.5%.
Employees are surveyed on whether they have sufficient flexibility
Employees are surveyed on whether they have sufficient flexibility in 2020. All industries 53.0%. Construction 49.2%.
The organisation’s approach to flexibility is integrated into client conversations
The organisation’s approach to flexibility is integrated into client conversations in 2020. All industries 25.2%. Construction 27.7%.
The impact of flexibility is evaluated (eg reduced absenteeism, increased employee engagement)
The impact of flexibility is evaluated (eg reduced absenteeism, increased employee engagement) in 2020. All industries 36.8%. Construction 52.3%.
Metrics on the use of, and/or the impact of, flexibility measures are reported to key management personnel
Metrics on the use of, and/or the impact of, flexibility measures are reported to key management personnel in 2020. All industries 25.0%. Construction 27.7%.
Metrics on the use of, and/or the impact of, flexibility measures are reported to the governing body/board
Metrics on the use of, and/or the impact of, flexibility measures are reported to the governing body/board in 2020. All industries 15.4%. Construction 16.9%.
Leaders are visible role models of flexible working
Leaders are visible role models of flexible working in 2020. All industries 70.4%. Construction 67.7%.
Flexible working is promoted throughout the organisation
Flexible working is promoted throughout the organisation in 2020. All industries 76.4%. Construction 69.2%.
Targets have been set for engagement in flexible work
Targets have been set for engagement in flexible work in 2020. All industries 5.7%. Construction 7.7%.
Leaders are held accountable for improving workplace flexibility
Leaders are held accountable for improving workplace flexibility in 2020. All industries 38.4%. Construction 43.1%.
Manager training on flexible working is provided throughout the organisation
Manager training on flexible working is provided throughout the organisation in 2020. All industries 32.3%. Construction 26.2%.
Employee training is provided throughout the organisation
Employee training is provided throughout the organisation in 2020. All industries 28.6%. Construction 26.2%.
Team-based training is provided throughout the organisation
Team-based training is provided throughout the organisation in 2020. All industries 18.0%. Construction 20.0%.
Types of flexible work offered - Formal
Carer’s leave
Carer’s leave in 2020. All industries 93.1%. Construction 88.8%.
Compressed working week
Compressed working week in 2020. All industries 33.4%. Construction 17.5%.
Flexible hours of work
Flexible hours of work in 2020. All industries 66.9%. Construction 53.8%.
Job sharing
Job sharing in 2020. All industries 45.6%. Construction 28.7%.
Part-time work
Part-time work in 2020. All industries 85.3%. Construction 76.7%.
Purchased leave
Purchased leave in 2020. All industries 35.6%. Construction 26.5%.
Telecommuting
Telecommuting in 2020. All industries 44.3%. Construction 29.6%.
Time-in-lieu
Time-in-lieu in 2020. All industries 55.4%. Construction 27.8%.
Unpaid leave
Unpaid leave in 2020. All industries 85.2%. Construction 78.9%.
Types of flexible work offered - Informal
Carer’s leave
Carer’s leave in 2020. All industries 23.7%. Construction 25.6%.
Compressed working week
Compressed working week in 2020. All industries 36.9%. Construction 32.7%.
Flexible hours of work
Flexible hours of work in 2020. All industries 67.4%. Construction 69.5%.
Job sharing
Job sharing in 2020. All industries 29.1%. Construction 26.9%.
Part-time work
Part-time work in 2020. All industries 27.9%. Construction 33.2%.
Purchased leave
Purchased leave in 2020. All industries 12.3%. Construction 12.6%.
Telecommuting
Telecommuting in 2020. All industries 56.6%. Construction 58.3%.
Time-in-lieu
Time-in-lieu in 2020. All industries 66.0%. Construction 76.2%.
Unpaid leave
Unpaid leave in 2020. All industries 30.3%. Construction 34.5%.

Support for carers & paid parental leave

Legend
All industries
Construction
Supporting carers
Employers that have a policy or strategy aimed at supporting employees with family or caring responsibilities
Employers that have a policy or strategy aimed at supporting employees with family or caring responsibilities in 2020. All industries 68.6%. Construction 60.5%.
Paid parental leave
Primary carer’s leave*
Paid primary carer’s leave provided to women only
Paid primary carer’s leave provided to women only in 2020. All industries 4.3%. Construction 2.7%.
Average primary carer’s leave offered (minimum number of weeks)
Average primary carer’s leave offered (minimum number of weeks) in 2020. All industries 10.9%. Construction 10.1%.
Employers that top up government scheme to full pay
Employers that top up government scheme to full pay in 2020. All industries 10.3%. Construction 17.5%.
Employers that offer full pay in addition to government scheme
Employers that offer full pay in addition to government scheme in 2020. All industries 83.6%. Construction 72.5%.
Employers that offer a lump sum payment
Employers that offer a lump sum payment in 2020. All industries 12.9%. Construction 18.8%.
Paid primary carer's leave covers
Adoption
Adoption in 2020. All industries 99.5%. Construction 98.7%.
Surrogacy
Surrogacy in 2020. All industries 57.4%. Construction 59.5%.
Stillbirth
Stillbirth in 2020. All industries 62.2%. Construction 55.7%.
Paid parental leave
Secondary carer’s leave*
Paid secondary carer’s leave provided to men only
Paid secondary carer’s leave provided to men only in 2020. All industries 2.0%. Construction 1.8%.
Average secondary carer’s leave offered (minimum number of weeks)
Average secondary carer’s leave offered (minimum number of weeks) in 2020. All industries 2.0%. Construction 1.4%.
Paid secondary carer's leave covers
Adoption
Adoption in 2020. All industries 99.6%. Construction 98.4%.
Surrogacy
Surrogacy in 2020. All industries 58.6%. Construction 60.3%.
Stillbirth
Stillbirth in 2020. All industries 58.8%. Construction 49.2%.
Ceased employment while on parental leave
Proportion of all employees (out of all employees on parental leave)
Proportion of all employees (out of all employees on parental leave) in 2020. All industries 5.4%. Construction 5.5%.
Proportion of women (out of all employees on parental leave)
Proportion of women (out of all employees on parental leave) in 2020. All industries 7.1%. Construction 9.6%.
Proportion of men (out of all employees on parental leave)
Proportion of men (out of all employees on parental leave) in 2020. All industries 1.3%. Construction 2.1%.
Non-leave based measures
Employers that offer non-leave based measures
Employers that offer non-leave based measures in 2020. All industries 56.8%. Construction 47.1%.
Non-leave based measures offered
(Of employers that provide support, the type of support offered)
Employer subsidised childcare
Employer subsidised childcare in 2020. All industries 7.6%. Construction 5.7%.
On-site childcare
On-site childcare in 2020. All industries 10.4%. Construction 1.9%.
Breastfeeding facilities
Breastfeeding facilities in 2020. All industries 72.0%. Construction 58.1%.
Childcare referral services
Childcare referral services in 2020. All industries 10.3%. Construction 1.9%.
Internal support network for parents
Internal support network for parents in 2020. All industries 23.3%. Construction 18.1%.
Return-to-work bonus
Return-to-work bonus in 2020. All industries 6.6%. Construction 9.5%.
Information packs to support new parents and/or those with elder care responsibilities
Information packs to support new parents and/or those with elder care responsibilities in 2020. All industries 20.5%. Construction 15.2%.
Referral services to support employees with family and/or caring responsibilities
Referral services to support employees with family and/or caring responsibilities in 2020. All industries 53.0%. Construction 54.3%.
Targeted communication mechanisms, for example intranet/forums
Targeted communication mechanisms, for example intranet/forums in 2020. All industries 32.7%. Construction 29.5%.
Support in securing school holiday care
Support in securing school holiday care in 2020. All industries 10.9%. Construction 2.9%.
Coaching for employees on returning to work from parental leave
Coaching for employees on returning to work from parental leave in 2020. All industries 27.9%. Construction 20.0%.
Parenting workshops targeting mothers
Parenting workshops targeting mothers in 2020. All industries 7.8%. Construction 5.7%.
Parenting workshops targeting fathers
Parenting workshops targeting fathers in 2020. All industries 7.1%. Construction 5.7%.

* The paid parental leave questions were restructured in 2017 to separate paid parental leave that is offered to both women and men from leave that is offered to women only or men only.

Sex-based harassment

Legend
All industries
Construction
Sex-based harassment
Has a formal policy or formal strategy on sex-based harassment and discrimination prevention
Has a formal policy or formal strategy on sex-based harassment and discrimination prevention in 2020. All industries 98.6%. Construction 97.3%.
Includes a grievance process in any sex-based harassment and discrimination prevention policy or strategy
Includes a grievance process in any sex-based harassment and discrimination prevention policy or strategy in 2020. All industries 97.8%. Construction 97.7%.
Provides training for all managers on sex-based harassment and discrimination prevention
Provides training for all managers on sex-based harassment and discrimination prevention in 2020. All industries 88.5%. Construction 83.0%.

Family and domestic violence

Legend
All industries
Construction
Measures offered
(other than a policy and/or strategy)
Employee assistance program
Employee assistance program in 2020. All industries 82.3%. Construction 83.4%.
HR or other staff training
HR or other staff training in 2020. All industries 22.0%. Construction 16.6%.
Referral to support services
Referral to support services in 2020. All industries 52.2%. Construction 42.6%.
Access to any leave (overall measure)
Access to any leave (overall measure) in 2020. All industries 83.9%. Construction 78.5%.
Paid domestic violence leave
Paid domestic violence leave in 2020. All industries 35.5%. Construction 23.8%.
Unpaid domestic violence leave or unpaid leave
Unpaid domestic violence leave or unpaid leave in 2020. All industries 81.5%. Construction 78.0%.
Domestic violence clause in an enterprise or workplace agreement
Domestic violence clause in an enterprise or workplace agreement in 2020. All industries 24.9%. Construction 25.1%.
Workplace safety planning
Workplace safety planning in 2020. All industries 22.1%. Construction 17.9%.
Confidentiality of disclosure
Confidentiality of disclosure in 2020. All industries 73.7%. Construction 65.0%.
Protection from adverse action or discrimination
Protection from adverse action or discrimination in 2020. All industries 48.8%. Construction 38.6%.
Flexible working arrangements
Flexible working arrangements in 2020. All industries 78.4%. Construction 73.1%.
Financial support
Financial support in 2020. All industries 24.8%. Construction 22.9%.
Change of office location
Change of office location in 2020. All industries 32.7%. Construction 28.3%.
Emergency accommodation assistance
Emergency accommodation assistance in 2020. All industries 10.7%. Construction 8.5%.
Medical services
Medical services in 2020. All industries 19.7%. Construction 18.8%.

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