Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

Statistics 2007-2008

    Enquiries by ground 2007-08

    Ground
    No
    %
    Disability
    1,324
    16.1
    Sex - including pregnancy, breastfeeding and sexual harassment
    1,308
    15.9
    Race
    1,002
    12.2
    Age
    413
    5.0
    Carer's responsibilities
    350
    4.3
    Homosexuality
    137
    1.7
    Marital status
    124
    1.5
    Racial vilification
    96
    1.2
    Victimisation
    94
    1.1
    Transgender
    64
    0.8
    Homosexual vilification
    19
    0.2
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    17
    0.2
    Compulsory retirement
    13
    0.2
    Association
    8
    0.1
    Transgender vilification
    7
    0.1
    Advertisement
    6
    0.1
    Aiding/abetting
    5
    0.1
    HIV/AIDS
    3
    0.0
    Obstruction
    1
    0.0
    All grounds
    602
    7.3
    Not covered by ADA - work not harassment
    231
    2.8
    Not covered by ADA - other problems
    2,397
    29.2
    Total
    8,221*
    100

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

    Enquiries by area 2007-08

    Area
    No
    %
    Employment
    4,230
    55.3
    Goods and services
    1,177
    15.4
    Education
    263
    3.4
    Accommodation
    249
    3.3
    Registered clubs
    110
    1.4
    Vilification
    89
    1.2
    All areas
    418
    5.5
    Advertisement
    22
    0.3
    Other
    1,090
    14.3
    Total
    7,648*
    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 2007-08

    Emp
    Goods +servs
    Acc Educ
    Clubs
    Qual bods
    Racial vil
    Hom vil
    HIV vil
    Trans vil
    Other
    Total
    %
    Sex
    203
    23
    0
    6
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    7
    242
    21.2
    Disability
    103
    102
    11
    9
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    10
    239
    20.9
    Race
    93

    81

    3
    18
    6
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    9
    211
    18.4
    Victimisation
    111
    13
    1
    8
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    137
    12.0
    Age
    46
    16
    6
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    71
    6.2
    Carer's 
    46
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    46
    4.0
    Homosexuality
    20
    8
    1
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    31
    2.5
    Marital status
    10
    5
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    18
    1.6
    Racial vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    16
    0
    0
    0
    0
    16
    1.4
    Transgender
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    13
    1.1
    Aiding unlawful act
    8
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    10
    0.9
    Homosexual vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    7
    0
    0
    0
    7
    0.6
    HIV/AIDS vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    0
    0
    1
    0.1
    Transgender vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    3
    0
    0
    0.3
    Other
    25
    21
    2
    1
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    11
    64
    5.6
    Not specified
    16
    12
    0
    2
    6
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    5
    35
    3.1
    Total 681
    294
    27
    44
    23
    1
    16
    7
    1
    3
    47
    1144
    100
    % 59.5
    25.7
    2.4
    3.8
    2.0
    0.1
    1.4
    0.6
    0.1
    0.3
    4.1
    100

    Types of employment complaints 2007-08

    No
    %
    Work environment
    and harassment
    415
    60.9
    Dismissal
    93
    13.7
    Classification/benefits
    67
    9.8
    Recruitment/selection
    62
    9.1
    Resignation
    13
    1.9
    Transfer
    9
    1.3
    Promotion
    8
    1.2
    Retrenchment/redundancy
    8
    1.2
    Demotion
    3
    0.4
    Retirement
    2
    0.3
    Other
    1
    0.1
    Total
    681
    100


    Type of employer 2007-08

    No
    %
    Private enterprise
    371
    54.5
    Individual male
    81
    11.9
    State govt department
    54
    7.9
    State statutory body
    37
    5.4
    Hospital
    25
    3.7
    Education (public)
    21
    3.1
    Local government
    20
    2.9
    Registered clubs
    12
    1.8
    Individual female
    9
    1.3
    Non-profit association
    5
    0.7
    Education (private)
    3
    0.4
    Govt business enterprise
    2
    0.3
    Cwlth statutory authority
    1
    0.1
    Trade union
    1
    0.1
    Commonwealth dept
    1
    0.1
    Media organisation
    1
    0.1
    Other
    8
    1.2
    Not known
    30
    4.4
    Total
    681
    100

    Outcome of finalised complaints 2007-08

    No
    %
    Settled at or after conciliation
    221
    20.6
    Settled before conciliation
    114
    10.6
    Referred to ADT - conciliation unsuccessful or not suitable
    159
    14.8
    Referred to Attorney General and ADT - serious vilification
    3
    0.3
    Declined before investigation - not a contravention
    153
    14.3
    Declined before investigation - out of time
    12
    1.1
    Declined before investigation - not on behalf of complainant
    1
    0.1
    Declined after investigation s92
    58
    5.4
    Declined after investigation and referred to ADT
    54
    5.0
    Withdrawn s92B
    96
    8.9
    Abandoned
    202
    18.8
    Total
    1073
    100

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander complaints 2007-08

    Emp Goods +servs Accom Educ Clubs Racial vil Other Total %
    Race
    22
    25
    0
    0
    2
    0
    1
    50
    80.6
    Age
    5
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    5
    8.1
    Disability
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    2
    3.2
    Victimisation
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.6
    Sex
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.6
    Racial vilification
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    0
    1
    1.6
    Aiding unlawful act
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    1.6
    Total
    31
    26
    1
    0
    2
    1
    1
    62
    100