In measuring social exclusion we found that more women than men are socially excluded each year – 25% compared to 22% for men in 2014.

When it comes to deep social exclusion, the rate for women and men is very similar in 2014, around 5%.

Over the period 2005–14, the lowest level of social exclusion was recorded in 2008. ln the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the rate of social exclusion rose for both men and women. It has remained above pre-crisis levels for men but has fallen slightly again for women.

In the graph below the ‘all social exclusion’ lines show the total of marginal social exclusion and deep social exclusion.

Graph of social exclusion in Australia by gender, 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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