ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Hidden disadvantage in the ACT: Report for Anti-Poverty Week 2017

Publication date: 
October 2017

This report shows that disadvantage exists in the ACT, but that it is often hidden by high overall averages on indicators such as income and education. Disadvantage is also hidden due to its distribution across the ACT rather than it being concentrated in particular suburbs or regions. The diversity of Canberra is one of our city's strengths, but it requires careful attention so people experiencing disadvantage don’t drop off the radar by not being statistically visible at the suburb, regional, or Territory level.

This report is based on findings from research undertaken by NATSEM at the University of Canberra commissioned by ACTCOSS in partnership with with Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT; Belconnen Community Service; Marymead; St Vincent de Paul Society - Canberra/Goulburn; UnitingCare Kippax; Woden Community Service; and YWCA Canberra.