Inclusion and diversity

Inclusion and diversity at the ABS

2022 Employee Census

We are passionate about building an inclusive culture that recognises the diverse range of skills, experiences and qualities of our people, and where everyone can contribute fully, feel valued and bring their whole selves to work. We recognise that a workforce that reflects the Australian population leads to better decision making, innovation and employee wellbeing.

In 2022, 88% of our staff agreed that the ABS supports and actively promotes an inclusive culture.

We provide reasonable adjustments during selection processes and in the workplace to enable people to participate fully.

Our workforce in 2022 (Employee Census) was

  • 51% female
  • 94% access flexible working arrangements
  • 20% below the age of 30
  • 9% identify as having one or more ongoing disabilities
  • 11% identify as being neurodivergent
  • 10% identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and/or Intersex (LGBTI+)
  • 2% identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Our leaders are champions for inclusion and diversity and we have several employee networks supporting

  • Disability and Carers
  • LGBTIQ+ (Pride)
  • Gender Equity (GEN)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (Yakeen)
  • Neurodiversity Network (NDN) 
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse peoples (CALD)

Further information

Read more about our ABS Inclusion and Diversity Strategy 2022-2026 and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), or contact the Inclusion and Diversity team at

If you are interested in a career at the ABS, see our Current Vacancies.

See how we protect your personal information in our Recruitment Privacy Statement.

Phone: 1800 249 583

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