Representation cultural background chief executives and equivalents Australia 2018

This statistic displays a representation of chief executives and equivalents in Australia in 2018, broken down by cultural background. That year, around 76.9 percent of the chief executives 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 chief executive positions by 18.9 percent.

Cultural background representation of chief executive officers (CEOs) and equivalents in Australia in 2018, by cultural background

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Release date

April 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

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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