Following the last post and a query this is the long term female participation rate in context. This is the difference between the male and female trend participation for Australia and Queensland since the ABS series began in 1978. Cairns is the SA4 area since 1998 from the Conus Trend.
Cans = Conus Trend
Cans. Previously a city of workforce female participant Amazons reverting to the mean? Just for you Leigh Dall'Osto and thanks for provoking the idea!