The Demographics Group

About Us

Public-facing team

The Group is headed by Managing Director Bernard Salt, former KPMG partner and Australia's most sought after social commentator and corporate speaker.

Director of Research Simon Kuestenmacher specializes in 2016 Census insights, data-driven journalism and presenting.

Our history

The Demographics Group is a start-up demographic advisory group. 

We provide speaking, media and advisory services to business.

Our mission

We assist business, government and the community in navigating demographic and social change.

This is achieved by providing data-driven journalism and through speaking, media and advisory services.

Bernard Salt AM


Bernard Salt is a futurist who analyses demographic and social change to interpret how society and business might evolve. The team at The Demographics Group provides local and global research that inform Bernard's insight, columns and presentations.

Please see for testimonials, videos and further credentials.


The Demographics Group provides media commentary on social and demographic trends.

Bernard Salt has two weekly high-profile columns in The Australian newspaper, is host of his own TV panel show on SkyNews Business and is a regular guest on both television and radio.

Inquire here for media commentary and interviews.


The Demographics Group provides bespoke demographic advisory services to business and government. The engagements commonly contain Bernard's involvement in media promotion and speaking.

Contact Bernard 

+61 404 875 705

Simon Kuestenmacher


As Director of Research Simon oversees the data underlying the speaking, media and advisory engagements of The Demographics Group. As a geographer he has a particular soft spot for maps which he shares with the world on Twitter.


As the resident 2016 Census expert Simon shares his observations, insights and opinions about opportunities with the media. 

Inquire here for media commentary and interviews. His last name is pronounced Kys-ten-mach-er. 


Simon oversees all advisory engagements for The Demographics Group and acts as the main contact for clients.

Contact Simon  

+61 425 070 455 

Fiona Evans

Day to day contact

As Director of Operations, Fiona runs the day to day business of The Demographics Group. She is the first point of contact for clients, coordinates speaking engagements and designs the presentation material.

Fiona has been working with Bernard for 15 years, managing his extensive corporate speaking business and media requests. Fiona has over 25 years experience in a corporate office environment.

Contact Fiona 

+61 415 328 532

Contact Us

Inquire about a booking

If you would like to book Bernard for a speaking engagement or inquire about other services of The Demographics Group please contact Fiona Evans.

You can fill in the above form, send an email to or call Fiona on +61 415 328 532.

The Demographics Group

PO Box 23351


Victoria 8012