Pre Covid analysis gives a base line to measure the effects of the pandemic as it further disadvantages those who were already significantly worse of than the highest earning percentage of the Australian population. There was already a deeply unequal spread of wealth and the data now shows this gap is growing significantly. The worst affected are women and young people.
Use this calculator to see where people rank in the Australian income distribution: http://povertyandinequality.acoss.org.au/income-calculator
Read the report at: http://bit.ly/Inequality2020Overview
For more information visit: http://povertyandinequality.acoss.org.au/inequality
ACOSS: Carolin Wenzel, 0419 626 155
UNSW Sydney: Belinda Henwood, 0412 270 034