Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

Statistics 2002-2003



   

Enquiries by Ground 2002-03

Ground No %
Sex (includes sexual harassment and pregnancy) 2,296 17
Disability 2,016 15
Race 1,618 12
Carer's responsibilities 765 6
Age 700 5
Homosexuality 197 1
Racial vilification 165 1
Marital Status 164 1
Victimisation 81 <1
Transgender 68 <1
HIV/AIDS 28 <1
Homosexual vilification 29 <1
HIV/AIDS vilification 13 <1
Transgender vilification 4 <1
All grounds 664 5
Not covered by ADA - other problems 4,077 31
Not covered by ADA
- work not harassment
708 5
Total 13,593 100

The total number of enquiries by ground is greater than the total enquiries received because many enquiries cover multiple grounds.


Enquiries by area 2002-2003

Area

No

%

Employment 7,361 57
Other 2,041 17
Goods and services 1,642 13
Accommodation 604 4
All areas 366 4
Education 352 3
Vilification 207 1
Registered clubs 188 1
Total 12,761 100

The total number of enquiries by area is greater than the total number of enquiries received because many enquiries cover multiple areas.


Complaints received by ground and area 2002-03

Ground Emp Goods
&Servs
Acc Educ Clubs

Qual bods

Race vil

Hom vil

Hiv/
Aids vil

Trans
vil

Other Total
Race

111

110

16

23

5

0

0

0

0

0

3

268

Racial vil

0

0

0

0

0

0

37

0

0

0

0

37

Sex

351

20

9

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

388

Marital status

16

5

7

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

30

Carer's

88

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

88

Disability

178

74

24

23

21

2

0

0

0

0

1

323

HIV/AIDS vil

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Age

58

18

14

1

1

3

0

0

0

0

3

98

Compulsory ret

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Homosexuality

39

14

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

61

Homosexual vil

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

0

0

0

10

Transgender

1

18

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

Transgender vil

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

3

Victimisation

141

12

4

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

9

172

Aid unlawful act

7

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

Advertisement

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other

41

38

3

8

1

1

0

0

0

0

18

110

Unknown

15

8

3

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

11

42

Total

1047

317

86

64

39

6

37

10

0

3

50

1,659

Each ground of complaint is counted as a separate complaint, and some people make complaints on more than one ground, so the number of complaints exceeds the number of people making complaints.


Type of employment complaints 2002-03

No %
Work environment and harassment

533

50.9

Dismissal

175

16.7

Recruitment/selection

120

11.5

Classification

85

8.1

Resignation

41

3.9

Retirement/redundancy

31

3

Demotion

24

2.3

Transfer

17

1.6

Promotion

16

1.5

Awards and enterprise

5

<1

Total

1047

100


Type of Employer 2002-03

No

%
Private enterprise 520 49.7
State govt dept 127 12.1
Individual male* 122 11.7
State statutory body 56 5.3
Education (public) 53 5.1
Hospital 42 4
Local government 29 2.8
Non-profit association 23 2.2
Registered club 22 2.1
Other 16 1.5
Individual female* 8 <1
Education (private) 6 <1
Media organisation 6 <1
Govt bus enterprise 6 <1
Cwlth stat body 4 <1
Cwlth dept 1 <1
Trade union 1 <1
Not known 8 <1
Total 1047 100

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


0utcome of Complaints finalised 2002-03

No %
Not proceeded with 709 39.6
Settled after conciliation 321 17.9
Outside jurisdiction 197 11
Referred to ADT 236 13.2
Settled before conciliation 155 8.7
Settled outside the Board 30 1.7
Not accepted OOT 57 3.2
Formally declined 41 2.3
Referred to HREOC 16 <1
Formally declined and referred to ADT 27 1.5
Total 1,789 100


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Complaints 2002-03

Ground Emp

Goods & servs

Accom Educ

Qual bodies

Race vilif Hom
vilif
Other Total %

Race

17

38

8

4

0

0

0

3

70

67.4

Racial vil

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

1.9

Victimisation

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

5.8

Disability

3

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

7

6.7

Age

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

2.9

Sex

9

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

9.6

Other

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

3

2.9

Homosexuality

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.9

Marital status

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

<1

Total

37

43

12

6

1

2

0

3

104

100