The Brotherhood's Social Barometer: the working years

20 September 2007

By the Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2007

The third Social Barometer examines how well equipped Australians of working age are for full economic and social participation in a rapidly changing world.


It presents indicators of their capabilities covering eight key dimensions of life from employment and education and employment to health and social involvement.

The barometer concentrates on national data, and pays particular attention to people with socioeconomically disadvantaged and Indigenous backgrounds.

Download report » (46 pages, PDF, 214 KB)

ISBN 978 1 876250 82 9

Also available Social Barometer working years summary (PDF, 163 KB)

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