Poor health and disability remain strongly linked to social exclusion in Australia.
In measuring social exclusion from the latest data (201) we found that 55% of Australians who have a long-term health condition or disability experience some level of exclusion. Almost 16% experience deep social exclusion.
After falling from 52% in 2007 to 50% in 2009, the rate of social exclusion in this group climbed again, reaching 55% in 2016.
In the graph below, the ‘all social exclusion’ line shows the total of marginal social exclusion and deep social exclusion.
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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 16 of the HILDA Survey in December 2018.