Poor health and disability remain strongly linked to social exclusion in Australia.
In measuring social exclusion from the latest data (2017) we found that 52% of Australians who have a long-term health condition or disability experience some level of exclusion. Over 16% experience deep social exclusion.
Since 2008, the rate of social exclusion in this group has fluctuated, but remained above 50% except for one year.
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 17 of the HILDA Survey in November 2019.