Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

Statistics 2006-2007    

    Enquiries by ground 2006-07

    Ground
    No
    %
    Sex - including pregnancy
    and sexual harassment
    1,404
    19.5
    Disability
    1,190
    16.5
    Race
    940
    13.1
    Age
    393
    5.5
    Carer's responsibilities
    354
    4.9
    Homosexuality
    160
    2.2
    Racial vilification
    114
    1.6
    Victimisation
    84
    1.2
    Marital status
    83
    1.2
    Transgender
    45
    <1
    Homosexual vilification
    26
    <1
    HIV/AIDS
    24
    <1
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    19
    <1
    Compulsory retirement
    12
    <1
    Transgender vilification
    6
    <1
    All grounds
    345
    4.8
    Not covered by ADA -
    work not harassment
    356
    4.9
    Not covered by ADA - other problems
    2,547
    35.4
    Total
    8,102*
    100

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

    Enquiries by area 2006-07

    Area
    No
    %
    Employment
    4,102
    57.0
    Goods and services
    1,138
    15.81
    Accommodation
    281
    3.9
    Education
    219
    3.0
    Registered clubs
    116
    1.6
    Vilification
    113
    1.6
    All areas
    134
    1.9
    Other
    1,326
    18.4
    Total
    7,429*
    100

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

    Complaints received by ground and area 2006-07

    Emp
    Goods +servs
    Acc Educ
    Clubs
    Qual bods
    Racial vil
    Hom vil
    HIV vil
    Trans vil
    Other
    Total
    %
    Sex
    197
    37
    1
    0
    2
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    240
    21.8
    Race
    83
    107
    6
    16
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    10
    225
    20.5
    Disability
    100
    66
    7
    13
    11
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    12
    213
    19.4
    Victimisation
    115
    15
    0
    0
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    135
    12.2
    Age
    26
    13
    3
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    44
    4.0
    Carer's 
    29
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    29
    2.6
    Homosexuality
    19
    5
    2
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    28
    2.5
    Racial vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    25
    0
    0
    0
    0
    25
    2.7
    Aiding unlawful act
    18
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    20
    1.8
    Transgender
    3
    14
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    19
    1.7
    Marital status
    9
    3
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    13
    1.1
    Homosexual vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    11
    1.0
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    Transgender vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    Advertisement
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    Other
    8
    5
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    7
    21
    1.9
    Unknown
    26
    18
    6
    5
    6
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    14
    75
    6.8
    Total 633
    284
    27
    37
    25
    5
    25
    11
    0
    0
    51
    1098
    100

    Type of employer 2006-07

    No
    %
    Private enterprise
    321
    50.7
    Individual male
    104
    16.4
    State govt department
    54
    8.5
    State statutory body
    49
    7.7
    Hospital
    26
    4.1
    Local government
    15
    2.4
    Education (public)
    14
    2.2
    Individual female
    13
    2.1
    Education (private)
    11
    1.7
    Registered clubs
    8
    1.3
    Non-profit association
    5
    <1
    Cwlth statutory authority
    4
    <1
    Not known
    2
    <1
    Other
    2
    <1
    Trade union
    2
    <1
    Commonwealth dept
    1
    <1
    Media organisation
    1
    <1
    Govt business enterprise
    1
    <1
    Total
    633
    100

    Types of employment complaints 2006-07

    No
    %
    Work environment
    and harassment
    408
    64.5
    Dismissal
    96
    15.2
    Recruitment/selection
    54
    8.5
    Classification/benefits
    40
    6.3
    Resignation
    9
    1.4
    Retrenchment/redundancy
    7
    1.1
    Demotion
    7
    1.1
    Promotion
    5
    <1
    Transfer
    4
    <1
    Retirement
    3
    <1
    Total
    633
    100

    Outcome of finalised complaints 2006-07

    No
    %
    Settled at or after conciliation
    284
    25.5
    Settled before conciliation
    115
    10.4
    Referred to ADT - conciliation unsuccessful or not suitable
    143
    12.9
    Referred to ADT - material not provided
    1
    <1
    Referred to ADT after 18 months
    1
    <1
    Declined before investigation - not a contravention
    162
    14.6
    Declined before investigation - not of vilified group
    1
    <1
    Declined before investigation - out of time
    16
    1.4
    Declined before investigation - not on behalf of complainant
    1
    <1
    Declined after investigation s92
    57
    5.1
    Declined after investigation and referred to ADT
    34
    3.1
    Withdrawn s92B
    130
    11.7
    Abandoned
    168
    15.1
    Total
    1113
    100

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander complaints 2006-07

    Emp
    Goods +servs
    Accom
    Educ
    Clubs
    Racial vil
    Other
    Total
    %
    Race
    9
    24
    2
    2
    0
    0
    1
    38
    64.4
    Disability
    1
    1
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    3
    5.1
    Victimisation
    2
    3
    0
    0
    1
    0
    0
    6
    10.2
    Age
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.7
    Racial vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    8
    0
    8
    13.6
    Aiding unlawful act
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.7
    Unknown
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    2
    3.4
    Total
    13
    29
    2
    3
    1
    8
    3
    59
    100