Inclusive Employer Index

Would You Like to Benchmark the State of Inclusion in Your Workplace?

  • The Inclusive Employer Index enables organisations to map and track the state of diversity and inclusion in their workforce benchmarked against leading D&I employers. 
  • The survey gathers data on your workers from a range of demographic backgrounds (e.g., Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, age, cultural background, disability status, gender, sexual orientation).

If you would like to participate in the next Inclusive Employer Index, please email [email protected] to express interest and receive further information. 


Access Analytics

By taking part in the Index, organisations can measure diversity and inclusion in their workforce and its impact and compare findings to national and DCA Member benchmarks. The survey provides information on:


The diversity of your workforce


Your employees’ experience of workplace inclusion


The impact of workplace inclusion on team and employee outcomes


Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation employee survey questions


Your diversity and inclusion results compared to a DCA-Member Leading Practice Benchmark, as well as access to a National Benchmark, derived from a nationally representative survey of 3000 Australian workers (National Index).

Be an Inclusive Employer

Organisations that participate in the Inclusive Employer Index, if deemed eligible, can show their commitment to diversity and inclusion by displaying the Inclusive Employer logo.

To be deemed eligible as an Inclusive Employer, organisations must show that they are active and committed to inclusion by:

    1. Having administered the survey to at least 65% of their workforce1, and 
    2. Achieving results that exceed the National Benchmark on at least five out of six of the following measures: (1) Awareness; (2) Engagement; (3) Inclusive Organisation; (4) Inclusive Leadership; (5) Inclusive Team; (6) Exclusion.

1 Please advise DCA if you will have problems meeting this criterion of needing to have administered the survey to at least 65% of your workforce. We can review this on a case by case basis, where there are extenuating circumstances.

Explore Your Results

Your organisation can explore your results in two ways:

PDF Report

A brief review of some of your organisation’s results, including: 

  • Your Diversity Profile compared to the Australian workforce
  • Your Inclusive Employer Status
  • Your Business Case for Inclusion (graphs showing the impact of inclusion and exclusion on performance and wellbeing in your organisation)
  • Your organisation’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency employee survey results. 

Online Interactive Dashboard

From 2021, DCA have partnered with Cultural Infusion to enable participating organisations to explore their findings interactively on an online dashboard, including comparing these to a National Benchmark, DCA Member (Leading Practice) Benchmark and, where sample size allows, Industry Benchmark.  

Your organisation’s results not included in the PDF Report can be accessed in the Online Interactive Dashboard from July 1 (or survey deployment) until December 31 each year.  This dashboard enables you to compare many of your organisation's results with the overall DCA Member Index results and the National Index results (i.e. from the survey of 3000 Australian workers). 

Register Interest

If you would like to participate in the next Inclusive Employer Index, please email [email protected] to express interest and receive further information.