50 Diversity and Inclusion Statistics You Need to Bookmark in 2024
Reuben O'Connell
5 minutes
March 11, 2024

It’s increasingly vital to create diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 

Organisations worldwide are not only realising the value of diverse and inclusive teams but, more and more, it’s what employees are demanding from their employers. 

So, if you’re looking to back up your case for DE&I at your organisation and show why diversity and inclusion are important, then look no further. 

Here are the key diversity and inclusion statistics you need to bookmark in 2024:

Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace

The business case for diversity and inclusion

Let’s break diversity and inclusion in the workplace down…

Ageism in the workplace

Gender inequality in the workplace

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Racial inequality in the workplace

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LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace

Yet, diversity and inclusion in the workplace done right means:

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Disability and ableism at work

  • In the UK, there is a disability employment gap with an employment rate of 53.1% for disabled women compared to 84.2% of non-disabled women and 51.3% for disabled men compared to 77.8% of non-disabled men. 
  • There is a 47.5% point employment gap for people disabled by mental health conditions. 
  • A 2019 study showed that inclusive working environments for disabled employees generated on average 28% higher revenue than those that didn’t. 

Mental health at work

  • Following the effects of the pandemic in 2020, feelings of loneliness reached a record high in UK adults.
  • 1 in 6 people of working age in the UK experience symptoms of mental ill health. 
  • 50% of employees have experienced at least 1 symptom of burnout at work
  • Poor mental health costs UK employers approx. £56 billion each year. This has increased by 25% since 2019. 
  • For every pound spent by employers on mental health support, £5.30 is returned through reduced; absence, presenteeism, and staff turnover. 
  • Harvard Business Review conducted a study researching the positive effects of mentoring on mentors. People who served as mentors experienced lower levels of anxiety, and described their job as more meaningful, than those who did not mentor. 

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Workplace social mobility

We hope that these statistics empower you and your business case for DE&I, helping to build a more equitable future for all 🙌

To find out more about how mentoring can support diversity and inclusion at your organisation, speak to our team today. 

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