Posted November 01, 2018 07:58:16A large number of people in Australia don’t have enough money to pay for housing, healthcare or a car, says a new study.
Key points:The study by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling found a significant increase in the number of Australians living in poverty since the last Census in 2013Source: National Centre of Social and Educational ModellingWhat is poverty?
Poverty is defined as a person living in a household where at least one of their family members is living in the lowest income bracket.
The study, by the Australian National University (ANU), found a number of countries, including New Zealand, the UK and Canada, had increased the percentage of their population living in this bracket.
But in Australia, there were significant increases in the proportion of Australians who were living in these households in recent years.
For instance, in 2013, the proportion living in low-income households was more than four times the percentage in high-income.
The proportion living on less than $7,000 per year also increased in recent decades, with almost half of Australians in this category in 2013.
The ANU study, released on Wednesday, also found that the proportion who were in low or middle income increased in most countries.
“The report does not find that the trend in poverty has improved in recent times,” the ANU’s Professor Ian Burleigh said in a statement.
“It does however indicate that Australia’s poor continue to experience increased levels of poverty.”
For example, the rate of poverty increased by more than one percentage point in Australia between 2012 and 2016.
“The study also found a marked increase in Australia’s number of adults living in households below the poverty line.
In 2013, there was more people living in lower-income families than high- and middle-income people.
Between 2013 and 2016, the number living in families with incomes below $3,000 also increased by almost two-thirds.”
Overall, this finding indicates that Australia has seen an increase in poverty and is now in a situation where it is worse than many countries around the world,” Professor Burleigh told the ABC.
Professor Burleigh’s study was commissioned by the Government’s Department of Housing, Housing Finance and Urban Development (HFSUAD) and commissioned by ANU.
It has been criticised by a number commentators, who said it was not very hard to see why many Australians could not afford a home.”
Many families are still living in overcrowded conditions, unable to afford the new standard of living that’s coming,” Dr Jennifer Jones, a senior lecturer in Australian and international studies at the University of Melbourne, told the BBC.”
That means the poorest and most vulnerable Australians are still left behind.
“The ANRU report also found some Australians in Australia are living in debt.
In 2014, the average income of households with an income of more than $1,000 was $3.42m.
For those households that had a lower income, the median income was $2,974, according to the ANRUs research.
But the number who had more than a $1 million income was up by almost one-third in recent months.
While the study found that many Australians were struggling to pay the bills, there also appeared to be some progress in reducing poverty levels.
In 2015, there had been an increase of 3.7 per cent in households that were in the low income group, and a reduction of 2.2 per cent for those in the middle income group.”
We have seen some significant progress in tackling poverty in recent history, with the most recent government’s housing affordability strategy and policy announcements,” Professor Chris Evans, Director of ANU, said in the ANTES survey.”
However, we have a long way to go before we see this across the country.
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