Explore Australia's data on women in STEM
The STEM Equity Monitor is a national data report on girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Monitor reports the current state of STEM gender equity in Australia, and measures changes and trends.
We follow the participation of women in STEM through school, higher education, graduation and the workforce. Interactive data allows you to explore your area of interest or browse across different stages of the STEM pathway.
Primary and secondary school data
Confidence, interest and skills in STEM start at a young age. Many factors influence girls’ perceptions and attitudes to STEM. See how these early experiences can shape whether girls are motivated to take STEM subjects and aspire towards a STEM career.
Higher education data
Students who study STEM at primary and secondary school may choose to continue their studies through university or vocational education and training (VET). These insights help us target support for women as they develop their skills and embark on STEM careers.
Graduate outcomes data
A range of factors impact successful transition into the workforce. Over the first 5 years, STEM graduates experience work and life circumstances that can help or hinder their progress. Learn about the pathways women take towards STEM professions in their early careers.
STEM skills are important in a range of professions, industries and roles. This data looks at women’s representation across the STEM workforce, and where women are leading or succeeding in STEM careers. You can also find data on the gender pay gap and gender equity policies.
Data in focus
About our methodology
We publish new data annually to provide an evidence base over 10 years. Our first report:
- The Advancing Women in STEM Strategy sets out the Australian Government’s commitment to increasing gender equity in STEM.
- The STEM Equity Monitor is a key deliverable under the Women in STEM Action Plan.
- The Women in STEM Decadal Plan offers a vision to 2030 and actions for the STEM sector to address gender inequity.
If you have questions or would like to provide feedback for future iterations of the Monitor, email STEM [at] industry.gov.au