Individuals living below the poverty line Australia FY 2016

This statistic depicts the share of individuals living below the poverty line in Australia in the financial year 2016. That financial year, 17.3 percent of individuals aged 15 years and under and 12.1 percent of those aged between 25 and 64 were deemed to have been living in poverty. Of those aged 65 years and older, 43.4 percent who were living in rented accommodation were below the poverty line, compared to 11.6 percent of those that were not renting.

Individuals living below the poverty line in Australia in the financial year 2016, by age group

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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

Financial year 2016

Special properties

Australia's financial years run from July to June of the following year. For example, FY 2016 starts on July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2016.

Supplementary notes

The source defines the poverty line as being 50 percent of median household disposable income; 353 Australian dollars per week after housing costs are deducted for a single adult with no children. For a couple with two children it is 742 Australian dollars per week after housing costs.

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