Inclusion@Work Index 2021-2022


The 2021-2022 Inclusion@Work Index maps the state of inclusion in Australian organisations and provides the Australian business case for inclusion. The Index highlights how workplace inclusion significantly increases performance and wellbeing, satisfaction and innovation – all factors that, when lacking, impact culture and could contribute to the ‘great resignation’ making its way to Australia.

We began tracking the state of inclusion in the Australian workforce in 2017. Now in its third iteration, the 2021-2022 Inclusion@Work Index shows that inclusion may be exactly what employers need to future-proof their businesses as we move collectively into new ways of working.

DCAs Inclusion@Work Index showed the incredible impact that inclusion can have on people and culture, showing that workers in inclusive teams are:

  • 4 times less likely to leave their job in the next 12 months
  • 10 times more likely to be very satisfied
  • 4 times less likely to feel work has a negative or very negative impact on their mental health.
  • 5 times less likely to experience discrimination and/or harassment
  • 11 times more likely to be highly effective than those in non-inclusive teams
  • 10 times more likely to be innovative
  • 6 times more likely to provide excellent customer service
  • 4 times more likely to work extra hard

Explore the latest findings by downloading the infographic and synopsis reports below:

Download the Infographic (PDF – 178 KB)

Download the synopsis (PDF – 5.2 MB)

Inclusive Employers 2021-2022

Every two years, Australian organisations are able to participate in DCAs Inclusive Employers Index, which enables them to measure diversity and inclusion in their workforce and compare findings to a National Index Benchmark (derived from a nationally representative survey of 3000 Australian workers).

Those that exceeded the National Index Benchmark on at least five out of six measures were eligible to be named Inclusive Employers.

Access the full list of Inclusive Employers 2021-2022 here.

If you’re not a DCA member but interested in participating in the Inclusive Employers Index please contact to find out more.

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Suggested citation: Diversity Council Australia (OLeary, J. and DAlmada-Remedios, R.) DCA Inclusion@Work Index 2021-2022: Mapping the State of Inclusion in the Australian Workforce, Sydney, Diversity Council Australia, 2021.

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