Poor health and disability remain strongly linked to social exclusion in Australia.
In measuring social exclusion from the latest data (2018) we found that 54% of Australians who have a long-term health condition or disability experience some level of exclusion. Over 16% experience deep social exclusion.
Since 2010, the rate of social exclusion in this group has fluctuated, but remained above 50%. This is twice the rate for all Australians in 2018.
In the graph below, the ‘all social exclusion’ line shows the total of marginal social exclusion and deep social exclusion.
|All social exclusion|
|Persons with long-term ill health/disability – all social exclusion||48.8||53.4||52.5||50.6||50.7||53.0||54.1||54.9||52.0||53.7|