Australian publishing industry diversity and inclusion survey 2022

7 September 2022

Recently released results of a diversity and inclusion survey (PDF) conducted by the Australian Publishers Association and the University of Melbourne, offer a revealing snapshot of the Australian publishing industry. Although more than eight in ten publishing professionals are women, few are in senior roles, while under one percent of workers identify as Indigenous or First Nations people:

  • Fewer than 1% of Australian publishing industry professionals identify as First Nations
  • 84.4% of survey respondents identify as women, 13.8% identify as men, and 2% identify as non-binary or prefer to use another term
  • The proportion of men increases for senior roles
  • 35.4% of respondents were experiencing mental health conditions at the time of responding to the survey
  • 24.8% of respondents were located in places other than Sydney or Melbourne