Country of birth
Social exclusion is experienced by 30% of immigrants from non–English speaking countries.
In measuring social exclusion we found that immigrants from non–English speaking countries experience more social exclusion than native-born Australians. In 2010 (the latest data), 30% of these immigrants experienced exclusion compared to 24% of people born in Australia.
Six per cent of immigrants experienced deep social exclusion in 2010 compared to 4 per cent of those born in Australia.
Over the 2001–08 period, overall social exclusion decreased for most people regardless of country of birth. However, following the global financial crisis in 2008, social exclusion increased for Australian-born people and immigrants from non-English speaking countries.
In the graph below, the ‘all social exclusion’ lines show the total of marginal social exclusion and deep social exclusion.
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See data table for this graph and note on updated indicators.
The social exclusion monitor is the work of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (MIAESR). This page was updated using analysis of Wave 10 of the HILDA Survey in November 2012.