Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

Statistics 2001-2002

 

    Enquiries by ground 2001-02

    Ground
    No
    % 
    Sex (includes sexual harassment and pregnancy)
    2675
    17
    Disability
    2235
    14
    Race
    1586
    10
    Age
    876
    6
    Carer's responsibilities
    (from 1.3.01)
    871
    5
    Homosexuality
    263
    2
    Marital status
    180
    1
    Racial vilification
    165
    1
    Transgender
    64
    <1
    Victimisation
    70
    <1
    HIV/AIDS
    34
    <1
    Homosexual vilification
    31
    <1
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    13
    <1
    Transgender vilification
    7
    <1
    All grounds
    954
    6
    Not covered by ADA — other problems
    4942
    31
    Not covered by ADA — work, not harassment
    914
    6
    Total
    15,880
    100


    Enquiries by area 2001-02

    Area
    No
    % 
    Employment
    8595
    57
    Other
    2541
    17
    Goods and services
    2049
    13
    Accommodation
    658
    4
    All areas
    557
    4
    Education
    430
    3
    Registered clubs
    202
    1
    Vilification
    164
    1
    Total
    15196
    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 2001-02

    Ground
    No
    % 
    Sex
    392
    24
    Disability
    332
    20
    Race
    262
    16
    Victimisation
    148
    9
    Other
    126
    8
    Age
    88
    5
    Carers' responsibilities
    67
    4
    Racial vilification
    55
    3
    Unknown +
    51
    3
    Homosexuality
    48
    3
    Marital status
    24
    2
    Transgender
    11
    1
    Homosexual vilification
    9
    1
    Compulsory retirement
    4
    0.2
    Transgender vilification
    2
    0.1
    Total
    1625
    100

    + No ground specified by complainant - usually out of jurisdiction


    Complaints received by area 2001-02

    Area
    Number
    Employment
    984
    61
    Goods and services
    349
    21
    Accommodation
    61
    4
    Other
    61
    4
    Education
    55
    3
    Racial vilification
    55
    3
    Clubs
    42
    3
    Homosexual vilification
    9
    1
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    5
    0.3
    Qualifying bodies
    2
    0.1
    Transgender vilification
    2
    0.1
    Total
    1625
    100


    Complaints received by ground and area 2001-02

    Ground
    Employ
    Goods & svcs
    Accom
    Educ
    Clubs
    Qual Bods
    Racial vilif
    Hom vil
    HIV/
    AIDS vil
    Trans vil
    Other
    Total
    Race
    101
    113
    20
    8
    14
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    6
    262
    Racial vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    15
    0
    0
    0
    0
    55
    Sex
    338
    25
    0
    14
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    4
    392
    Marital status
    9
    7
    6
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    24
    Carer's
    66
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    67
    Disability
    183
    100
    17
    17
    9
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    5
    332
    Age
    59
    17
    8
    1
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    88
    Compulsory retirement
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    4
    Homosexuality
    37
    8
    2
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    48
    Homosexual vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    9
    0
    0
    0
    9
    Transgender
    2
    6
    2
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    11
    Transgender vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    0
    2
    Victimisation
    123
    9
    0
    10
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    5
    148
    Other
    43
    46
    4
    1
    5
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    23
    122
    Unknown
    16
    17
    2
    2
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    13
    51
    Total
    984
    349
    61
    55
    42
    2
    55
    9
    5
    2
    61
    1625


    Type of employment complaints 2001-02

    Type of complaint
    No
    %
    Work environment & harassment
    475
    48
    Dismissal
    187
    19
    Recruitment/selection
    123
    13
    Classification
    71
    7
    Resignation
    40
    4
    Retirement/redundancy
    35
    4
    Promotion
    22
    2
    Transfer
    14
    1
    Demotion
    11
    1
    Awards & enterprise agreements
    6
    1
    Total
    984
    100


    Where the unfair treatment occurred at work

     
    No
    %
    Private enterprise
    534
    54
    Individual male *
    104
    11
    State government
    95
    10
    State statutory body
    43
    4
    Hospital
    42
    4
    Local government
    36
    4
    Educational (public)
    30
    3
    Non-profit association
    26
    3
    Registered club
    23
    2
    Other
    17
    2
    Individual female *
    12
    1
    Education (private)
    7
    1
    Commonwealth dept
    4
    0.4
    Media organisation
    3
    0.3
    Govt bus enterprise
    2
    0.2
    Not known
    1
    0.1
    Trade union
    1
    0.1
    Total
    984
    100

    * In some cases a complaint may be made against both an individual and their employer. These are counted separately.

     

    Ground of complaints received by sex of complainant 2001-02

    Ground
    Male
    Female
    Other
    Total
    Sex
    51
    337
    4
    392
    Disability
    207
    118
    7
    332
    Race
    154
    102
    6
    262
    Victimisation
    62
    86
    0
    148
    Other ground
    78
    40
    4
    122
    Age
    47
    40
    1
    88
    Carer's responsibilities
    13
    52
    2
    67
    Racial vilification
    32
    10
    13
    55
    Unknown
    30
    19
    2
    51
    Homosexuality
    35
    12
    1
    48
    Marital status
    7
    16
    1
    24
    Transgender
    1
    10
    0
    11
    Homosexual vilification
    9
    0
    0
    9
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    4
    1
    0
    5
    Compulsory retirement
    3
    1
    0
    4
    Aiding Unlawful Act
    3
    0
    0
    3
    Advertisement
    0
    2
    0
    2
    Transgender vilification
    0
    2
    0
    2
    Total
    736
    848
    41
    1625


    Sexual harassment complaints by area 2001-02

    Area
    Male
    Female
    Total
    Employment
    27
    178
    205
    Goods and services
    2
    7
    9
    Education
    1
    3
    4
    Total
    30
    188
    218


    Outcome of complaints finalised 2001-02

     
    No
    %
    Not proceeded with
    505
    34
    Settled at or after conciliation
    327
    22
    Outside jurisdiction
    217
    15
    Referred to ADT
    163
    11
    Settled before conciliation
    155
    10
    Formally declined
    27
    2
    Referred to HREOC
    14
    1
    Formally declined and referred to ADT
    12
    1
    Not accepted out of time
    9
    1
    Total
    1482
    101


    Complaints received from Indigenous men by ground and area 2001-02

    Ground Emp Goods & Servs Accom Educ Clubs Race vilif Hom vilif Other Total %
    Race 11 20 1 3 1 0 0 3 39 33
    Racial vilification 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 5
    Victimisation 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
    Disability 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Age 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Sex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Homosexuality 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Homosexual vilification 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
    Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
    Unknown 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Total 18 22 1 3 2 6 1 4 57 49


    Complaints received from Indigenous women by ground and area 2001-02

    Ground Emp Goods & Servs Accom Educ Clubs Race vilif Hom vilif Other Total %
    Race 8 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 42 35
    Sex 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 8
    Racial vilification 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 3
    Victimisation 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Marital status 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Disability 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Unknown 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Total 20 26 9 1 0 3 0 0 59 51