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