Fifth National Survey on Sexual Harassment in the workplace
In 2022, the Australian Human Rights Commission conducted the fifth national survey to investigate the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. The survey provides vital information about the scale of workplace sexual harassment and the need for response and prevention initiatives.
The survey was conducted with over 10,000 people aged 15 years or over, using a sample that is representative of the Australian population in terms of gender, age and geographic location.
The findings of the 2022 National Survey suggest sexual harassment continues to be an unacceptably common feature of Australian workplaces, with one in 3 workers experiencing workplace sexual harassment in the last 5 years. Most sexual harassment in Australian workplaces is carried out by men. Half of incidents are repeated and of those, half are ongoing for more than one year.