Cabinet Secretary, the Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC has welcomed the launch of the NSW Government’s Gender Data Dashboard, an online tool that will shine a light on women’s experiences across a range of key areas.

Mrs Maclaren-Jones said the new online database provides up-to-date statistics on topics such as the gender pay gap, maternal health and higher education completions for women.

“Knowledge and information are powerful tools and this dashboard will allow everyone to see where we are doing well and those areas we should continue to prioritise,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

“For example, it shows us that since 2010 more women than men have completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

“It also shows us where women are experiencing unacceptable difficulties and danger – such as in the areas of domestic and sexual assault.

“The online database will also allow students and researchers to bring fresh new insights into projects by enabling them to easily filter information, generate interactive graphs and download slides and photos.”

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the new dashboard brings together publically available data in one place for the first time, transforming the way people access and use it.

“This tool will not just inspire conversations about issues affecting women, it will help the government and non-government sectors work together on effective solutions.” Mrs Taylor said.

The NSW Gender Equality Dashboard will be updated throughout the year and presents more than 20 headline measures, which track women’s progress across economic opportunity and advancement, health and wellbeing and participation and empowerment.

To start exploring the data, visit https://www.women.nsw.gov.au/resources/nsw-gender-equality-dashboard/nsw-gender-equality-dashboard.