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