Representation cultural background executive management Australia 2018

This statistic displays a representation of senior executive managers and equivalents in Australia in 2018, broken down by cultural background. That year, around 75.7 percent of the senior leaders in Australia were from Anglo-Celtic background, compared to 58 percent of the total Australian population that was of Anglo-Celtic background. This shows that Anglo-Celtic Australians are overrepresented in senior executive management by 17.7 percent.

Cultural background representation of executive management and equivalent positions in Australia in 2018

Percentage of senior leadersPercentage of Australian populationPercentage over- or under-representation
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Release date

April 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes



Data does not include chief executive officers ('C-suite').

Estimations are based on 2016 Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Cultural backgrounds are classified in the following way:

Indigenous designates those who have an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural background.

Anglo-Celtic describes those cultural backgrounds that are English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish.

European includes all European backgrounds other than Anglo-Celtic – including North-West European (e.g. German, French, Dutch) and Southern and Eastern European (e.g. Italian, Greek, Polish).

Non-European encompasses all other cultural backgrounds, including South-East Asian (e.g. Vietnamese, Malaysian), North-East Asian (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, Korean), Southern and Central Asian (e.g. Indian, Sri-Lankan, Afghani), Latin American (e.g. Mexican, Colombian), Middle Eastern and North African (e.g. Egyptian, Turkish), Sub-Saharan African (e.g. Nigerian, Zimbabwean) and Oceanic and Pacific Islander (e.g. Maori, Tongan).

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