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.