Aggregated ACT statistics portray Canberrans as being relatively privileged, and the statistics about women in the ACT show that on average they are relatively well off compared to women across Australia. But the use of averages masks the diversity that exists within Canberra and hides the real story about women in the ACT.
WCHM is analysing already published data looking for statistics relevant to women in the ACT in the areas of life associated with the social determinants: income, employment, unpaid work, health, and housing etc.
The final report will attempt to present available data that gives us a more realistic picture of the state of women in Canberra, beyond a focus on how well the “average’’ is doing. The report will also comment on data gaps.
It is expected to be released in early July.