Feeling the pinch

National economic and social impact survey 2018
Financial stress Low socioeconomic status Poverty Socio-economic disadvantage Australia
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The Salvation Army’s national Economic and Social Impact Survey explores the experiences of financial hardship, disadvantage and the challenges people who access our Emergency Relief services face each day.

The data suggests that the majority of respondents continue to experience extreme housing stress, face multiple barriers finding work and are forced to manage on very little income each week. Many respondents could not afford the rising cost of living, transport and energy prices. People simply went without basic items and struggled to maintain an adequate standard of living. This remains the harsh reality for many disadvantaged people who accessed The Salvation Army’s Emergency Relief services.

This report provides an insight into the struggles and difficulties many Australians face trying to meet rising energy prices, pay the rent and feed their families. ESIS respondents are certainly feeling the pinch and facing unprecedented hardships.

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