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