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Diversity and inclusion have become big parts of the work that organisations focus on in Australia, and elsewhere. This is because Australian communities are becoming more and more diverse.

The demographic of the communities in which sport operates in Australia has changed dramatically over the last decade.

Map of Australia highlighting the changing community of 24 million people.

Australia's changing community of 24 million people

  • from 200 countries
  • 200+ languages spoken at home
  • 1 in 4 born overseas
  • 50+ indigenous languages spoken
  • 2.2% per year indigenous population growth
  • 3.5 million hearing impaired
  • 4.2 million with disabilities
  • 11 in 100 of diverse sexual orientation, sex or gender identity.

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