In measuring social exclusion we found that more women than men are socially excluded each year – 28% compared to 23% for men in 2016.
When it comes to deep social exclusion, 5.5% of women are deeply excluded, compared with 5% of men in 2016.
Over the period 2007–16, the lowest level of social exclusion for both men and women was recorded in 2008. Since the global financial crisis, the rate of social exclusion has risen steadily for men, and has fluctuated for women.
In the graph below the ‘all social exclusion’ lines show the total of marginal social exclusion and deep social exclusion.
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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 16 of the HILDA Survey in December 2018.