In both 2017 and 2019, financial and insurance services was the leading industry for Inclusion@Work. This year saw a change – workers in education and training are now the most likely to report experiencing Inclusion@Work.

The education and training industry has one of the highest levels of reported organisational D&I activity and employee support for this, one of the highest percentages of employees working in inclusive teams and organisations and with inclusive managers, and the greatest overall workforce diversity relative to the Australian workforce average.

Meanwhile, for the third index in a row, workers in manufacturing were significantly less likely to experience Inclusion@Work. The industry has a low level of reported organisational D&I activity and employee support for this, a low percentage of inclusive teams, organisations and managers, and a high percentage of employees working in non-inclusive teams and organisations and with non-inclusive managers.

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Support: I strongly support or support my organisation taking action to create a diverse and inclusive workplace

  • 82% - Education and training
  • 68% - Manufacturing

Action: My organisation is taking action to create a diverse and inclusive workplace

  • 58% - Education and training
  • 39% - Manufacturing

Inclusive team: % who rated their team 4 or over out of 5

  • 56% - Education and training
  • 39% - Manufacturing

Inclusive leaders: % who rated their managers 4 or over out of 5

  • 40% - Education and training
  • 17% - Manufacturing  

Inclusive organisations: % who rated their organisation 4 or over out of 5

  • 46% - Education and training
  • 25% - Manufacturing

Non-Inclusive team: % who rated their team less than 3 out of 5

  • 12% - Education and training
  • 14% - Manufacturing

Non-Inclusive leaders: % who rated their mangers less than 3 out of 5

  • 16% - Education and training
  • 21% - Manufacturing

Non-Inclusive Organisations: % who rated their organisation less than 3 out of 5

  • 17% - Education and training
  • 36% - Manufacturing 
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