Twenty-eight per cent of women experience social exclusion compared to 22% of men.
In measuring social exclusion we found that more women than men are socially excluded each year – 28% compared to 22% for men. There is more similarity when it comes to deep social exclusion, but this is still more common among women at 5.5% than men at 4%.
Over the 2001–10 period, social exclusion recorded its lowest level in 2008 and it has increased for both sexes since then. The impact of the global financial crisis on employment and household income is a likely explanation for the increase observed from 2008.
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.