Inclusion and diversity

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.


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In 2019, 87% of our staff agreed that the ABS supports and actively promotes an inclusive culture.


In 2019-20, we were assessed by the Diversity Council of Australia as being an Inclusive Employer. This means we have shown an active commitment to inclusion by exceeding the National Index Benchmark on inclusion at work. See DCA's Inclusion@Work Index for more information.


We are members of the Australian Network on Disability, Pride in Diversity and the Diversity Council of Australia. In 2018 we won the Federal Government Flexible Working Day award.


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


Our workforce:

  • 49.9% female
  • 81% access flexible working arrangements
  • 25.7% below the age of 30
  • 6.4% identify as having a disability
  • 1.4% 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
  • LGBTI+ (Pride)
  • Gender Equity (GEN)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (Youmpla)
  • Leveraging Asperger’s and Autism (LAAN)
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse peoples (CALD).

Read more about our ABS Inclusion and Diversity Strategy 2018-21 and ABS Reconciliation Plan 2018-2021, or contact the Inclusion and Diversity team at workplace.diversity@abs.gov.au.


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

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Email: recruitment@abs.gov.au

Phone: 1800 249 583


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