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Australia’s welfare 2017 is the 13th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This comprehensive report provides an authoritative overview of the wellbeing of Australians, examining a wide range of relevant topics.
$157 billion was spent on welfare in 2015–16, up from $117 billion in 2006–07
9.3% of all employed people in 2016 were ‘underemployed’
1 in 6 women have experienced physical or sexual violence
In 2013–14, 39% of people aged 25–34 own a home—compared with 60% in 1988–89
See Chapter 1 for more information.
See Chapters 1, 2 and 7 for more information.
See Chapters 3, 4 and 7 for more information.
See Chapters 5 and 8 for more information.
See Chapters 6 and 7 for more information.
Based on an assessment of trends in the Australia’s welfare indicators, we are faring well on many aspects of wellbeing:
However, a few aspects of our lives warrant closer attention:
See Chapter 9 for more information.
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