Geography impacting super gender gap


By Hannah Wootton - Money Management

Geography is having a serious impact on women’s retirement savings, with the superannuation gap ranging from 16 to 39 per cent dependent on state.

Western Australian and Queensland were the worst offenders, new research from Rice Warner and Women in Super showed, with women in those states having an average super balance 34 – 39 per cent less than men.

In Western Australia, for example, women held on average $84,000 in their super accounts, compared to $132,000 for men.

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