The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks 156 countries against four key dimensions – economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment – and then tracks each country’s progress over time. It’s first report was produced in 2006.
In the 2021 insight report, we find Australia has fallen behind in every major dimension measured by the Global Gender Gap Index, except for educational attainment for women, where Australia has maintained its number 1 ranking.
Since 2006, Australia has fallen from 12th to 70th in economic participation and opportunity, from 57th to 99th in health and survival, and from 32nd to 54th in political empowerment. With an overall ranking of 50 – down from 15 in 2006, Australia sits well behind the United States at 30, Canada at 24, the UK at 23, France at 16, South Africa at 18 and Mexico at 34. Find Australia’s results detailed on pp103-104.