Mapping the state of diversity and inclusion in space, spatial and surveying

Over 1000 people participated in the inaugural diversity and inclusion study Inclusion@Work over a six-week period during August/September and the early results are in. The landmark sector-wide index provides rich insights to help us shape diversity and inclusion programs that are responsive to the needs of our changing workforce, and ultimately boost employee productivity and wellbeing.

Of the 1,070 participants, 37% are female and the median age is 44 years. 37% of respondents were born overseas speaking 70 different languages and represent over 100 cultural backgrounds. 8% of respondents are people with a disability and 10% identify as LGBTIQ+.

“This is the first time we have a baseline to help us understand whether different parts of our sector are reporting less experience with inclusion and more exclusion than others based on their background,” says Amelia Davies, Chair of the Space, Spatial and Surveying Diversity Leadership Network.

A sector-wide report will be released in early 2022 to provide further insights into what we can learn about the state of our sector and how we can all benefit from a fairer and more inclusive culture.