Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

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Statistics 2003-2004    



Enquiries by ground 2003-04

No
%
Sex*
1,596
16.9
Disability
1,400
14.8
Race
986
10.5
Carer's responsibilities
535
5.7
Age
536
5.7
Homosexuality
143
1.5
Racial vilification
51
<1
Marital Status
105
1.1
Victimisation
39
<1
Transgender
60
<1
HIV/AIDS
15
<1
Homosexual vilification
23
<1
HIV/AIDS vilification
12
<1
Transgender vilification
7
<1
All grounds
513
5.4
Not covered by ADA - other problems
2,794
29.6
Not covered by ADA - work not harassment
611
6.5
Total
9,426
100

*Includes sexual harassment and pregnancy.
The total number of enquiries by ground is greater than the total enquiries received because some enquiries cover multiple grounds.

Enquiries by area 2003-04

No
%
Employment
5,475
60.3
Other
1,414
15.6
Goods and services
1,150
12.7
Accommodation
337
3.7
All areas
215
2.4
Education
266
2.9
Vilification
82
<1
Registered clubs
139
1.5
Total
9,078
100

Complaints received by ground and area 2003-04

Ground Emp G&S Accom Educ Clubs Qual
Bodies
Race
vil
Hom
vil
HIV/
AIDS

vil
Trans
vil
Other Total
Race
78
56
5
15
13
0
0
0
0
0
9
176
Racial vilification
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
19
Sex
176
24
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
206
Marital status
12
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
Carer's
43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
43
Disability
108
40
7
14
6
1
0
0
0
0
10
186
HIV/AIDS vil
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Age
48
21
11
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
84
Comp retirement
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Homosexuality
16
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
21
Homosexual vil
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
o
o
o
4
Transgender
2
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
9
Transgender vil
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
Victimisation
36
2
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
42
Aid unlaw. act
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
Advertisement
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Other
34
30
5
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
18
93
Unknown
9
12
2
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
6
34
Total
570
197
37
40
27
1
19
4
0
2
47
944

Type of employment complaints 2003-04

No
%
Work environment and harassment
252
44.2
Classification/benefits
100
17.5
Dismissal
96
16.8
Recruitment/selection
72
12.6
Retirement/redundancy
20
3.5
Resignation
17
3
Awards and enterprise
5
<1
Promotion
4
<1
Demotion
3
<1
Transfer
1
<1
Total
570
100

Type of employer 2003-04

No
%
Private enterprise
301
52.8
State govt dept
68
11.9
Individual male*
57
10
State statutory body
30
5.3
Hospital
27
4.7
Education (public)
19
3.3
Local government
13
2.3
Registered club
12
2.1
Non-profit association
11
1.9
Education (private)
6
1.1
Trade union
6
1.1
Govt bus enterprise
4
<1
Media organisation
3
<1
Cwlth stat body
2
<1
Cwlth dept
2
<1
Individual female*
0
0
Other
4
<1
Not known
5
<1
Total
570
100

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

Outcome of complaints finalised 2003-04

No
%
Not proceeded with
655
35.6
Referred to ADT
294
16
Settled at or after conciliation
260
14.1
Outside jurisdiction
226
12.3
Settled before conciliation
178
9.7
Formally declined
85
4.6
Not accepted - out of time
52
2.8
Formally declined - referred to ADT
41
2.2
Settled outside the Board
28
1.5
Referred to HREOC
14
<1
Referred to AGs Dept - serious vilification
7
<1
Total
1,840
100

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander complaints 2003-04

Ground
Emp
Goods & servs
Accom
Educ
Clubs
Other
Total
%
Race
17
26
3
6
10
1
63
67.4
Sex
2
1
0
0
0
0
3
9.6
Disability
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
6.7
Age
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
2.9
Homosexuality
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1.9
Victimisation
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
5.8
Other
0
1
2
1
0
0
4
2.9
Total
20
28
7
7
10
2
74
100

There were no complaints from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on the grounds of marital status, carer's responsibilities, transgender status, racial vilification, homosexual vilification or transgender vilification.