07 Sep Equal Pay Day
Tomorrow, Thursday 8th September, is Equal Pay Day 2016. Equal Pay Day marks the additional time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same as men.
The date is calculated with reference to the national gender pay gap, which is currently 16.2%. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency determines the national gender pay gap using Average Weekly Earnings data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This data shows that over the previous twelve month period on average men working full-time earned $1613.60 per week, while women earned $1352.50 – a difference of $261.10 per week.