Poor health and disability remain strongly linked to social exclusion in Australia.
In measuring social exclusion from the latest data (2015) we found that 51% of Australians who have a long-term health condition or disability experience some level of exclusion. More than 17% of this group experience deep social exclusion.
After falling from 50% in 2006 to 44% in 2009, the rate of social exclusion in this group gradually returned to the level of 2006, reaching 51% in 2015.
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 15 of the HILDA Survey in December 2017.