Country of birth
In measuring social exclusion we found that immigrants from non–English speaking countries consistently experience more social exclusion than native-born Australians.
In 2017 (the latest data), 28.3% of these immigrants experienced exclusion compared with 23.5% of people born in Australia and 22.7% of immigrants from English-speaking countries.
The rate of deep social exclusion was similar in 2017 for immigrants from non–English speaking countries (5.6%) and people born in Australia (5.8%), and lower for immigrants from English-speaking countries (4.4%).
Over the period 2008–17, the gap between the social exclusion of people born in Australia and of those born overseas has narrowed.
In the graph below, the ‘all social exclusion’ lines show the total of marginal social exclusion and deep social exclusion.
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 2019'.
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 17 of the HILDA Survey in November 2019.