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Poor health and disability are strongly linked to social exclusion in Australia.

In measuring social exclusion from the latest data (2014) we found that 51% of Australians who have a long-term health condition or disability experience some level of exclusion. More than 15 per cent of this group experience deep social exclusion.

After falling from 54% in 2005 to 47% in 2009, the rate of social exclusion in this group rose above 50% in 2010 and it has remained at that level since.


In the graph below, the ‘all social exclusion’ line shows the total of marginal social exclusion and deep social exclusion.

Graph of social exclusion of Australians with ill health or disability, 2005 to 2014

To copy this graph for your own use, right-click on the image (or control-click on a Mac) and paste the graph into your document. Please credit 'The Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Melbourne Institute 2016'.

See data table for this graph and note on updated indicators.


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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 14 of the HILDA Survey in October 2016.

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