Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

Statistics 2000-2001

    Total number of enquiries by ground 2000-01

    No
    %
    Sex* 
    2,767
    17
    Disability
    2,002
    12
    Race
    1,569
    10
    Age
    841
    5
    Carer's responsibilities (from 1.3.01)
    455
    3
    Not covered by ADA - carers responsibilities (before 1.3.01)
    147
    1
    Homosexuality
    315
    2
    Marital status
    202
    1
    Racial vilification
    161
    1
    Transgender
    83
    <1
    Victimisation
    74
    <1
    HIV-AIDS
    48
    <1
    Homosexual vilification
    45
    <1
    Other
    24
    <1
    HIV-AIDS vilification
    11
    <1
    Transgender vilification
    5
    <1
    All grounds
    1,077
    7
    Not covered by ADA - other
    5,257
    33
    Not covered by ADA - work, not harassment
    1,001
    6
    Total
    16,084
    100

    *  Includes sexual harassment and pregnancy.
    NB: The total number of enquiries by ground is greater than the total number of enquiries received because many enquiries are about multiple grounds.

    Total number of enquiries by area 2000-01

    No
    %
    Employment
    8,623
    55
    Other
    2,730
    18
    Goods and services
    2,205
    14
    Accommodation
    614
    4
    All areas
    523
    3
    Education
    504
    3
    Registered clubs
    252
    2
    Vilification
    175
    1
    Total
    15,626
    100

    NB: The total number of enquiries by area is greater than the total number of enquiries received because many enquiries are about multiple areas.

    Complaints received by ground and area 2000-01

    Ground

    Employ
    Goods &
    Svcs
    Accom
    Educ
    Clubs
    Racial
    vil
    Hom
    vil
    Trans
    vil
    Other
    Total
    Race
    110
    91
    11
    12
    7
    0
    0
    0
    0
    236
    Racial
    vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    52
    0
    0
    0
    52
    Sex
    331
    39
    2
    8
    7
    0
    0
    0
    4
    390
    Marital status
    11
    3
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    16
    Carers' responsibilities
    20
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    20
    Disability
    157
    129
    16
    36
    7
    0
    0
    0
    4
    349
    Age
    91
    35
    7
    4
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    139
    Compulsory
    retirement
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    Homosexuality
    32
    19
    0
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    4
    59
    Homosexual vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    15
    0
    0
    15
    Transgender
    2
    13
    3
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    20
    Transgender vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    0
    1
    Victimisation
    118
    6
    1
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    129
    Other
    47
    40
    4
    5
    2
    0
    0
    0
    15
    113
    Unkown
    17
    13
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    14
    47
    Total
    937
    387
    48
    73
    27
    52
    15
    1
    47
    1,587

    Type of employment complaints 2000-2001

    No
    %
    Work environment & harassment
    447
    48
    Dismissal
    181
    19
    Recruitment/selection
    133
    14
    Classification
    86
    9
    Resignation
    33
    4
    Retirement/redundancy
    24
    3
    Demotion
    14
    1
    Promotion
    10
    1
    Transfer
    7
    1
    Awards & enterprise agreements
    2
    <1
    Total
    937
    100

    Where the unfair treatment occurred at work

    No
    %
    Private enterprise
    497
    53
    State government
    130
    14
    Individual male
    82
    9
    Other
    44
    5
    Hospital
    35
    4
    Educational authority
    35
    4
    Registered club
    26
    3
    Local government
    26
    3
    Non-profit association
    19
    2
    Commonwealth govt
    18
    2
    Individual female
    9
    1
    Not known
    6
    <1
    Media organisation
    5
    <1
    Trade union
    5
    <1
    Total
    937
    100

    Sexual harassment complaints by area 2000-01

    Area
    Male
    Female
    Total
    Employment
    24
    189
    213
    Goods and services
    1
    12
    13
    Education
    0
    5
    5
    Total
    25
    206
    231

    Ground of complaints received by sex of complainant 2000-01

    Ground
    Male
    Female
    Other
    Total
    Sex
    61
    327
    2
    390
    Disability
    191
    153
    5
    349
    Race
    139
    94
    3
    236
    Age
    74
    62
    3
    139
    Victimisation
    50
    79
    0
    129
    Other ground
    64
    43
    6
    113
    Homosexuality
    42
    17
    0
    59
    Racial vilification
    39
    12
    1
    52
    Unknown
    27
    17
    3
    47
    Carers' responsibilities
    6
    14
    0
    20
    Transgender
    3
    16
    1
    20
    Marital status
    6
    10
    0
    16
    Homosexual vilification
    11
    3
    1
    15
    Compulsory retirement
    1
    0
    0
    1
    Transgender vilification
    0
    1
    0
    1
    Total
    714
    848
    25
    1,587

    Complainant's ethnic background

    No
    %
    Indigenous
    77
    5
    Non-English speaking background
    207
    13
    English speaking background
    355
    22
    Not known
    948
    60
    Total
    1,587
    100

    Outcome of complaints finalised 2000-01

    No
    Not proceeded with
    536
    Settled at or after conciliation
    218
    Outside jurisdiction
    193
    Referred to ADT
    139
    Settled before conciliation
    124
    Formally declined
    31
    Referred to HREOC
    22
    Formally declined and referred to ADT
    9
    Criminal vilification referred to Attorney General
    5
    Total
    1,277

    Ground of complaints received from Indigenous people 2000-01

    No
    %
    Race
    52
    68
    Sex
    6
    8
    Victimisation
    5
    7
    Racial vilification
    4
    5
    Age
    3
    4
    Homosexuality
    3
    4
    Homosexual vilification
    1
    1
    Disability
    1
    1
    Other
    1
    1
    Unknown 
    1
    1
    Total
    77
    100

    Area of complaints received from Indigenous people 2000-01

    No %
    Goods and services 34 44
    Employment 23 30
    Accommodation 8 11
    Racial vilification 4 5
    Clubs 3 4
    Education 3 4
    Homosexual vilification 1 1
    Other 1 1
    Total 77 100