Widnet's Home   About   Contact    Results-Based Management    Shopping Center    Français

  

Statistics      Knowledge      eLibrary      Rankings       Multimedia       Subject Index       Africa      Americas      Asia      Europe      Oceania      Countries

Women in Development Network (WIDNET)
Promoting Gender Equality & Equity

 

Oceania
** Labour **

  1. Percentage of women in the active population (1970 & 1990) 
    • Oceania: 31 % (1970) ; 36 % (1990)
      Sources: International Labor Organization (United Nations)
  2. Percentage of female and male active population by sector of activity (1994) 
    • Oceania:
      Agriculture : Women: 21 % ; Men: 27 %
      Industry: Women: 13 % ; Men: 29 %
      Services: Women: 66 % ; Men: 44 %
      Sources: International Labor Organization (United Nations)
  3. Rate of boys and girls' participation in active population, 10-14 years old (1990) 
    • Oceania: 21,5 % (girls) ; 25 % (boys)
      Sources: International Labor Organization (United Nations)
  4. Women's share in the main professional groups (1990) 
    • Oceania:
      Liberal and technical professions: 41 %
      Management and administrative personnel: 18 %
      Office clerks and related functions: 52 %
      Sales people: 53 %
      Production & tranportation, unskilled workers, operators: 17 %
      Sources: Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (United Nations)
  5. Percentage of women (15 years old and more) in the total active population (1994) 
    • AUSTRALIA: 34 %
    • COOK ISLANDS: 36 %
    • FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: 34 %
    • FIJI: 21 %
    • FRENCH POLYNESIA: 29 %
    • GUAM: 27 %
    • KIRIBATI: 46 %
    • MARIAN ISLANDS: 43 %
    • MARSHALL ISLANDS: 27 %
    • NEW-CALEDONIA: 36 %
    • NEW-ZEALAND: 36 %
    • PACIFIC ISLANDS: ...%
    • PALAU: ... %
    • PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 38 %
    • SAMOA: 37 %
    • SAMOA (AMERICAN): 41 %
    • SOLOMON ISLANDS: 36 %
    • TONGA: 21 %
    • VANUATU: 38 %
      Sources: International Labor Organization (United Nations)
  6. Distribution of the active population (1994) 
    • AUSTRALIA:
      Agriculture: Women: 6 % ; Men: 6 %
      Industry: Women: 13 % ; Men: 38 %
      Services: Women: 81 % ; Men: 56 %
    • COOK ISLANDS:
      Agriculture: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Industry: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Services: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
    • FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA:
      Agriculture: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Industry: Women: ... % ; Men: ...%
      Services: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
    • FIDJI:
      Agriculture: Women: 38 % ; Men: 44 %
      Industry: Women: 9 % ; Men: 19 %
      Services: Women: 53 % ; Men: 37 %
    • FRENCH POLYNESIA:
      Agriculture: Women: 6 % ; Men: 11 %
      Industry: Women: 5 % ; Men: 29 %
      Services: Women: 89 % ; Men: 60 %
    • GUAM:
      Agriculture: Women: 23 % ; Men: 55 %
      Industry: Women: 64 % ; Men: 38 %
      Services: Women: 12 % ; Men: 7 %
    • KIRIBATI:
      Agriculture: Women: ... % ; Men: ...%
      Industrie: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Services: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
    • MARIAN ISLANDS:
      Agriculture: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Industry: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Services: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
    • MARSHALL ISLANDS:
      Agriculture: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Industry: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Services: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
    • NEW-CALEDONIA:
      Agriculture: Women: 5 % ; Men: 13 %
      Industry: Women: 5 % ; Men: 33 %
      Services: Women: 90 % ; Men: 54 %
    • NEW-ZEALAND:
      Agriculture: Women: 9 % ; Men: 12 %
      Industry: Women: 18 % ; Men: 36 %
      Services: Women: 73 % ; Men: 51 %
    • PACIFIC ISLANDS:
      Agriculture: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Industry: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Services: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
    • PALAU:
      Agriculture: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Industry: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Services: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
    • PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
      Agriculture: Women: 79 % ; Men: 61 %
      Industry: Women: 7 % ; Men: 17 %
      Services: Women: 14 % ; Men: 22 %
    • SAMOA:
      Agriculture: Women: 6 % ; Men: 11 %
      Industry: Women: 5 % ; Men: 29 %
      Services: Women: 89 % ; Men: 60 %
    • SAMOA (AMERICAN):
      Agriculture: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Industry: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Services: Women: ...% ; Men: ... %
    • SOLOMON ISLANDS:
      Agriculture: Women: 5 % ; Men: 13 %
      Industry: Women: 5 % ; Men: 33 %
      Services: Women: 90 % ; Men: 54 %
    • TONGA:
      Agriculture: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Industry: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
      Services: Women: ... % ; Men: ... %
    • VANUATU:
      Agriculture: Women: 5 % ; Men: 12 %
      Industry: Women: 5 % ; Men: 31 %
      Services: Women: 89 % ; Men: 57 %

      Sources: International Labour Organization (United Nations)

The statistics used here are from the United Nations, The World' Women 1995 - Trends and Statistics (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.95XII.2
(In French, F.95. XII.2) and are quoted with permission. Further information on United Nations gender statistics may be found at the
United Nations Statistics Division's Internet home page http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd

          Copyrights (c) Focus International