Women's money goals infographic
This infographic shows Australian women's money goals and the
steps you can take to reach them.
accessible text version of the infographic
Women's money goals
(accessible text version)
- Buy a house
- Debt free
- Career break
- Comfortable retirement
- Investment opportunities
- Talk money with my partner
- Take care of my family
- Financial independence
Women have what it takes
- At 15, girls are more financially literate than
- Women's workforce participation (60%) is at a record
- 40% of 25-29 year old women have a bachelor's degree
(compared to 30% of men).(3)
- 62% of employed women with a child under 5 work
- 34% of Australian business operators are
How to reach your money goals
- Build your financial confidence. 55% of women
under 35 find dealing with money stressful and
overwhelming.(5) Track where your money is going. Use
- Improve your understanding. 85% of women under
35 don't understand fundamental investment concepts.(5)
Know the basics of investing. Start with the investor
- Have a plan for the future. 77% of women under
35 don't know the exact value of their super.(5) Check
your super balance. Use the super calculator to see how
On average, women retire with half the super balance of
- Women: $230,907
- Men: $454,221.
Think about the future you want and make it happen!
Use the women's money toolkit to reach
your financial goals.
Report, PISA 2015: Financial Literacy in Australia. Note:
girls scored 510; boys 498; OECD average was 489.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Gender Indicators: Economic
security, February 2016.
ABS, Gender Indicators: Education, February 2016.
ABS Report for the Office for Women, A Profile of Australian Women
in Business, 2015.
- EY Sweeney,
Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker (Wave 5),
Melbourne Institute, Household Income and Labour Dynamics in
Australia (HILDA) Report, 2017.
Last updated: 06 Mar 2018