Equal Pay Day marks the additional time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same as men. In 2016 Equal Pay Day falls on 8 September.
The date is calculated with reference to the national gender pay gap, which is currently 16.2%. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency determines the national gender pay gap using Average Weekly Earnings data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This data shows that in Australia over the previous twelve month period on average men working full-time earned $1613.60 per week, while women earned $1352.50 – a difference of $261.10 per week.
More information about Equal Pay Day can be found on the WGEA website.
For more information about bridging the gap in super, please see the Women in Super event.