Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

Statistics 2005-2006    

     

    Enquiries by area 2005-2006

    Area
    No
    %
    Employment
    5,508
    56.4
    Goods and services
    1,333
    13.7
    Accommodation
    301
    3.1
    Education
    442
    4.5
    Registered clubs
    140
    1.4
    Vilification
    102
    1.0
    All areas
    255
    2.6
    Other
    1,683
    17.2
    Total
    9,764
    100

    The total number of enquiries by area is greater than the total enquiries received because some enquiries cover multiple areas.


    Enquiries by ground 2005-2006

    Ground
    No
    %
    Sex - including pregnancy and sexual harassment
    1,755
    17.4
    Disability
    1,325
    13.1
    Race
    1,118
    11.1
    Carer's responsibilities
    451
    4.5
    Age
    442
    4.4
    Homosexuality
    176
    1.7
    Compulsory retirement
    12
    <1
    Racial vilification
    95
    <1
    Marital status
    77
    <1
    Victimisation
    84
    <1
    Transgender
    62
    <1
    HIV/AIDS
    22
    <1
    Homosexual vilification
    23
    <1
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    21
    <1
    Transgender vilification
    5
    <1
    All grounds
    647
    6.4
    Not covered by ADA - other
    3,191
    31.6
    Not covered by ADA - work not harassment
    596
    5.9
    Total
    10,102
    100

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


    Complaints received by ground and area 2005-2006



    Emp

    Goods & Servs

    Accom

    Educ

    Clubs
               
    Qual
    bods

    Race
    vil
               
    Hom
    vil

    HIV vil
               
    Tran
    vil

    Oth

    Tot
               
      %

    Sex

    214

    15
               
    4
               
    2

    11
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    5

    251
               
    23.1

    Disability

    124

    62

    14

    12

    5
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    12

    229
               
    21.0

    Race

    60

    93
               
    7
               
    9

    4
               
    1
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    7

    181
               
    16.6

    Victimisation

    97

    4
               
    2
               
    1

    3
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    0

    107
               
    9.8

    Age

    38

    23
               
    1
               
    2

    1
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    2

    67
               
    6.2

    Carer's

    39

    0
               
    0
               
    1

    0
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    0

    40
               
    3.6

    Racial vilification

    0

    0

    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0
               
    39
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    0

    39
               
    3.6

    Homosexuality

    14

    8
               
    1
               
    1

    3
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    0

    27
               
    2.5

    Transgender

    1

    10
               
    1
               
    0

    0
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    0

    12
               
    1.1

    Marital status

    6

    0
               
    3
               
    0

    0
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    0

    9
               
    <1

    Homosexual vil

    0

    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0
               
    0
               
    6

    0
               
    0

    0

    6
               
    0.6

    Aiding unlawful act

    1

    2
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0

    0
               
    0

    0

    3
               
    <1

    HIV/AIDS vil

    0

    0

    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    1
               
    0

    0

    1
               
    <1

    Transgender vil

    0

    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    0
               
    1

    0

    1

    <1

    Advertisement

    0

    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0

    0

    0

    0
               
    0

    Other

    25

    14
               
    4
               
    0

    2
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    12

    57

    5.2

    Unkown

    22

    19
               
    4
               
    2

    4
               
    0
               
    0
               
    0

    0
               
    0

    8

    59
               
    5.4

    Total

    641

    250
               
    41
               
    30

    33
               
    1
               
    39
               
    0

    7
               
    1

    46

    1089
               
    100


    Types of employment complaints 2005-2006

    No %

    Work environment and harassment

    349

    54.4

    Dismissal

    96

    15.0

    Recruitment/selection

    88

    13.7

    Classification/benefits

    60

    9.4

    Resignation

    21

    3.3

    Retrenchment/redundancy

    12

    1.9

    Promotion

    6 0.9
    Transfer 4 0.6
    Demotion 4 0.6
    Retirement 1 0.2
    Award and enterprise agreement 0 0
    Total 641 100

     
    Type of employer 2005-2006

    No
    %
    Private enterprise
    339
    52.9
    State government department
    76
    11.9
    Individual male
    70
    10.9
    State statutory body
    44
    6.9
    Hospital
    40
    6.2
    Education authority (public)
    15
    2.3
    Local government
    14
    2.2
    Non-profit association
    12
    1.9
    Registered clubs
    11
    1.7
    Individual female
    11
    1.7
    Education authority (private)
    4
    <1
    Government business enterprise
    2
    <1
    Other
    2
    <1
    Trade union
    1
    <1
    Total
    641
    100

    In 2005-06 there were no employment complaints relating to Commonwealth government departments, Commonwealth statutory authorities or media organisations.


    Outcome of complaints finalised 2005-06

    No
    %
    Settled at or after conciliation
    221
    20.6
    Settled before conciliation
    125
    11.6
    Settled outside the Board
    4
    0.4
    Referred to the ADT - conciliation unsuccessful or not suitable
    115
    10.7
    Referred to ADT after 18 months
    1
    <1
    Declined before investigation - not a contravention
    221
    20.6
    Declined before investigation - not of vilified group
    3
    <1
    Declined before investigation - out of time
    21
    1.9
    Declined after investigation - s92
    51
    4.7
    Declined after investigation and referred to the ADT
    30
    2.8
    Withdrawn s92B
    132
    12.3
    Abandoned
    151
    14.0
    Total
    1,075
    100


    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander complaints 2005-06

    Emp
    Goods & servs
    Accom
    Educ
    Clubs
    Qual bods
    Racial vil
    Hom vil
    HIV vil
    Trans vil
    Other
    Total
    %
    Race
    13
    35
    3
    1
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    55
    67.9
    Victimisation
    5
    2
    1
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    10
    12.4
    Racial vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    5
    0
    0
    0
    0
    5
    6.2
    Sex
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    3
    3.7
    Disability
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    2.5
    Marital status
    0
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.2
    Age
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.2
    Aiding unlawful act
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.2
    Other
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    3
    3.7
    Total
    25
    39
    5
    1
    5
    0
    5
    0
    0
    0
    1
    81
    100