In ERA 2018, institutions were required to submit gender data for each eligible researcher. In line with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender, institutions must provide the gender of the eligible researcher as either 'male', 'female', or 'X (indeterminate/intersex/unspecified)'.
Gender data were collected for aggregate reporting and internal ARC analysis only. This information was not provided to peer reviewers or Research Evaluation Committees (RECs) and was not used as part of the ERA 2018 evaluation process.
The charts show the number of FTE staff by gender by two-digit Fields of Research (FoR), and FTE staff by gender by employment level.
Number of FTE staff by gender for two-digit FoR
Number of FTE staff by gender by employment level
In ERA the level of an eligible researcher is based on the Higher Education Staff Data Collection (HESDC) levels.
The chart shows the number of FTE staff by gender by academic level and includes the levels collected for ERA purposes, academic levels A–E, Non-Academic and 'Other FTE' employment level:
- Level A—Tutor/Associate Lecturer
- Level B—Lecturer
- Level C—Senior Lecturer
- Level D—Reader/Associate Professor
- Level E—Professor
- Non-Academic—senior executives and Higher Education Workers (levels 1-10)
- Other FTE—includes Vice-Chancellors and Deputy Vice-Chancellors.
The employment level with the highest number of both males and females for FTE staff was Level B.