In measuring social exclusion using the latest data (2017) we found that 45% of Indigenous Australians experience social exclusion, compared with 24% of all Australians.
In 2017, 16% of Indigenous Australians experience deep social exclusion.
Over the period 2008 to 2017, social exclusion among Indigenous Australians increased, peaking at 52% in 2011. It has remained above 40% since 2013.
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 17 of the HILDA Survey in November 2019.