WA Women’s Report Card 2022

Project FundingDepartment of Communities (WA)
Project StatusCurrent (February 2022 to August 2022)

Project Summary

Together with the Department of Communities, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is developing the 2022 Women’s Report Card for Western Australia.

The 2022 Women’s Report Card presents fact-based information to raise awareness of the status of Western Australian (WA) women.

It contributes to the evidence base which underpins actions to address the barriers to women’s progress and promote the benefits of greater gender equity.This report provides reliable information to inform discussion, debate and advocacy.

Public, private and community sector organisations can also use this information to develop policies and take action to support women’s progress and to achieve gender equality.

The report also fulfils the State Government’s continuing commitment to provide regular updates on the status and progress of WA women.

This report recognises that barriers to women’s progress persist and that there is a shared responsibility to improve the status of women and address the barriers to their progress.

The WA Women’s Report Card was first published in 2004 and again in 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2019.

This year’s report takes on a new more succinct format, with a 32-page Women’s Report Card summary, and separate shorter briefing notes for each of the key indicators: Health and wellbeing; Safety and Justice; Economic independence; and Leadership.

A secondary output from this project is the updated data insights platform, providing more in-depth data for each of the key headline indicators.