The Report Card is an interesting way of creating an image or impression of women’s lives. Yet that alone
cannot capture the diversity of WA women’s lives. It is important to note that issues and circumstances
for individual women vary considerably and cannot be summarised in a single set of indicators. A myriad
of factors determine women’s lives including socio-economic status, geographical location, educational
attainment, family resources and cultural and linguistic background. These are just some of the factors
that intersect, influence and shape women’s lives and aspirations.