In measuring social exclusion using the latest 2016 data we found that 49% of Indigenous Australians experience social exclusion, compared with 26% of all Australians.
In 2016, 19% of Indigenous Australians experience deep social exclusion.
In the period 2007 to 2016, social exclusion among Indigenous Australians was at its lowest level (39%) in 2008, but it has increased since then, affecting almost half of this group in 2016.
It is important to note that the data source for the social exclusion monitor, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, does not include people living in sparsely populated or remote areas.
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.