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Australia Degree Attainment

Overall, women’s representation of enrolled and completing engineering degree earners in Australia has increased from 2001 to 2018, across all degree levels, with one exception. While in 2001 women comprised close to 17% of those who completed bachelor’s degrees in engineering, their representation slightly decreased in 2018, where they comprise about 15% of bachelor’s degree holders.

Australia Engineering Workforce

Women are severely underrepresented in the engineering workforce in Australia. Further, a trend in the persisting gender pay gap favoring males is seen in the median starting salaries among graduates from other fields.

Australia High School Preparation

Participation in STEM subjects in Australia among year 12 students has been declining since 2001.

Australia Income Equality

Income inequities exist in the engineering sector, with men earning much more than women. Almost 25% of male engineers earn at least $2,000 per week compared to only 10% of female engineers. Source: Engineers Australia. (2012). Women in engineering: A statistical update. Additional Resources Engineers Australia. (2012). Women in engineering: A statistical update. Data and…

Australia School to University Transition

SCHOOL TO UNIVERSITY TRANSITION: A 2019 report from Engineers Australia found that women continue to be underrepresented in the engineering profession. Australian women have the capacity to study engineering, but they do not choose to enroll in university engineering programs. From 2013 to 2017, about 2,000 young women apply for places in university engineering courses…