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