The 2021 STEM Equity Monitor has been released, showing a small increase in women's overall participation in STEM industries. The new data shows an increase in women working in STEM-qualified industries, with women now comprising 28 per cent of workers – up from 24 per cent in 2016.
First launched in March 2020 as part of the federal Government’s Advancing Women in STEM 2020 Action Plan, the STEM Equity Monitor brings together multiple data sets from across government to form a comprehensive and interactive view of girls’ and women’s participation across STEM, from primary school through to the workforce.
The NCVER-informed data identifies that women access better average incomes than men upon graduation from an IT-related vocational qualification, with a median average of $59,000, versus $52,000 for men.
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