This report compiles evidence measuring the prevalence and trends of inequality, economic mobility and disadvantage across Australia during 2011–2016. The report shows that there were more than 5.92 million Australians who were living in households where the household income had declined between 2011–2016. It also found that 3.34 million Australians had a decline in personal income over the same time period.
The report also found that at least 15% of people in every sex and age bracket between the ages of 24–75 years experienced downward mobility within the study period.
SOURCE: The Australian Population Research Institute. “Report – Downward economic mobility in Australia.” APRI, 30 October 2018.
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