Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

Statistics 2004-2005

    Enquiries by area 2004-05

    Area
    No
    %
    Employment
    5,910
    60
    Goods and services
    1,275
    13
    Accommodation
    273
    2.8
    Education
    236
    2.4
    Registered clubs
    162
    1.7
    All areas
    253
    2.6
    Vilification
    76
    <1
    Other
    1,659
    16.9
    Total
    9,844
    100
    The total number of enquiries by area is greater than the total enquiries received because some enquiries covered more than one area.

    Enquiries by Ground 2004-05

    Ground
    No
    %
    Sex - including pregnancy
    and sexual harassment
    1,688
    16.4
    Disability
    1,358
    13.2
    Race
    958
    9.3
    Carer's responsibilities
    579
    5.6
    Age
    473
    4.6
    Homosexuality
    183
    1.8
    Compulsory retirement
    12
    <1
    Racial vilification
    86
    <1
    Marital Status
    83
    <1
    Victimisation
    55
    <1
    Transgender
    57
    <1
    HIV/AIDS
    14
    <1
    Homosexual vilification
    26
    <1
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    14
    <1
    Transgender vilification
    2
    <1
    All grounds
    563
    5.5
    Not covered by ADA - other
    3,469
    33.6
    Not covered by ADA - work not harassment
    697
    6.8
    Total
    10,317
    100

    The total number of enquiries by ground is greater than the total enquiries received because some enquiries covered more than one ground.   

    Complaints received by Ground and Area 2004-05

    Emp
    Goods & Servs
    Accom
    Educ
    Clubs
    Qual bods
    Race
    vil
    Hom vil
    HIV/
    AIDS vil
    Trans
    vil
    Other
    Total
    %
    Race
    64
    80
    7
    6
    4
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    13
    175
    16.6
    Racial vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    13
    0
    0
    0
    0
    13
    1.2
    Sex
    223
    18
    0
    3
    12
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    3
    259
    24.6
    Marital status
    6
    6
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    14
    1.3
    Carer's
    39
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    39
    3.7
    Disability
    124
    58
    8
    8
    9
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    6
    214
    20.3
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    Age
    31
    12
    4
    1
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    51
    4.8
    Homosexuality
    16
    13
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    31
    2.9
    Homosexual vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    27
    0
    0
    0
    27
    2.6
    Transgender
    1
    14
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    17
    1.6
    Transgender vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    0
    2
    <1
    Victimisation
    65
    6
    2
    6
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    81
    7.7
    Aiding an unlawful act
    5
    1
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    7
    <1
    Advertisement
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    Other
    33
    23
    2
    2
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    23
    87
    8.3
    Unknown
    11
    15
    2
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    5
    35
    3.3
    Total
    618
    246
    30
    28
    34
    3
    13
    27
    0
    2
    51
    1052
    100
     

    Types of employment complaints 2004-05

    No
    %
    Work environment and harassment
    325
    52.6
    Dismissal
    98
    15.9
    Classification/benefits
    73
    11.8
    Recruitment/selection
    73
    11.8
    Resignation
    29
    4.7
    Retrenchment/redundancy
    9
    1.5
    Demotion
    5
    0.8
    Transfer
    3
    0.5
    Retirement
    2
    0.3
    Promotion
    1
    0.2
    Award and enterprise agreement
    0
    0
    Total
    618
    100

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

    Type of Employer 2004-05

     
    No
    %
    Private enterprise
    347
    56.1
    State government department
    70
    11.3
    Individual male
    70
    11.3
    State statutory body
    43
    6.9
    Hospital
    23
    3.7
    Local government
    11
    1.8
    Registered clubs
    11
    1.8
    Education authority (public)
    9
    1.4
    Non-profit association
    9
    1.4
    Education authority (private)
    8
    1.3
    Individual female
    5
    <1
    Trade union
    4
    <1
    Commonwealth department
    2
    <1
    Commonwealth statutory body
    2
    <1
    Media organisation
    1
    <1
    Government business enterprise
    0
    <1
    Not known
    0
    <1
    Other
    3
    <1
    Total
    618
    100

    Outcome of complaints finalised 2004-05

     
    No
    %
    Not proceeded with
    303
    28.1
    Referred to ADT
    185
    17.2
    Outside jurisdiction
    180
    16.7
    Settled at or after conciliation
    157
    14.6
    Settled before conciliation
    122
    11.3
    Formally declined
    46
    4.3
    Formally declined - referred to ADT
    31
    2.9
    Settled outside the Board
    27
    2.5
    Not accepted - out of time
    23
    2.1
    Referred to HREOC
    4
    <1
    Total
    1078
    100

    This year no complaints were referred to the Attorney General for serious vilification.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Complaints 2004-05

    Emp
    Goods & Servs
    Accom
    Educ
    Clubs
    Qual bods
    Race
    vil
    Hom vil
    HIV/
    AIDS vil
    Trans
    vil
    Other
    Total
    %
    Race
    16
    42
    2
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    7
    69
    73.4
    Racial vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.1
    Sex
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    4
    4.3
    Carer's
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    2.1
    Disability
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.1
    Age
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    2.1
    Victimisation
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    4
    4.3
    Other
    4
    2
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    11
    11.6
    Total
    32
    45
    5
    0
    2
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    9
    94
    100