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