Poverty, Social Exclusion and Disadvantage in Australia

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In partnership with Uniting Care, NATSEM has developed a report called Poverty, Social Exclusion and Disadvantage in Australia. The report is being published in the lead-up to Anti-Poverty Week (13-19 October 2013) and offers the most up to date detailed poverty and social exclusion analysis featuring an index of Child Social Exclusion (CSE). The report provides several maps of these key indicators and these can also be downloaded on the NATSEM website.


The report shows an increase in overall poverty between 2000-01 and 2011-12 in spite of a strongly growing Australian economy. The report details poverty rates by a range of important household types such as family type, state, unemployed households and the age of the youngest child in a household. The report also finds that children in some regions have fallen behind with significant disadvantage experienced in many Local Government Areas of Australia.

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