Australia Poverty Rate 1981-2021

Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $5.50 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.
  • Australia poverty rate for 2014 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2010.
  • Australia poverty rate for 2010 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2008.
  • Australia poverty rate for 2008 was 0.70%, a 0.3% decline from 2004.
  • Australia poverty rate for 2004 was 1.00%, a 0.5% decline from 2003.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Panama 16.90%
Argentina 11.80%
Greece 7.10%
Croatia 5.80%
Latvia 5.50%
Lithuania 4.80%
Uruguay 4.20%
Portugal 3.50%
Israel 3.50%
Slovak Republic 3.50%
Hungary 3.10%
Estonia 3.00%
Spain 2.90%
Poland 2.70%
Italy 2.70%
United States 2.00%
South Korea 1.00%
Ireland 0.90%
Sweden 0.90%
Canada 0.70%
Austria 0.70%
Australia 0.70%
Denmark 0.70%
Czech Republic 0.60%
United Kingdom 0.60%
Netherlands 0.40%
Cyprus 0.30%
Norway 0.30%
Luxembourg 0.30%
Belgium 0.20%
Slovenia 0.20%
Germany 0.20%
Switzerland 0.10%
France 0.10%
Finland 0.10%
Iceland 0.10%
Malta 0.10%
Australia Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2014 0.70% 0.00%
2010 0.70% 0.00%
2008 0.70% -0.30%
2004 1.00% -0.50%
2003 1.50% 0.20%
2001 1.30% -0.40%
1995 1.70% 0.00%
1989 1.70% 0.00%
1985 1.70% 0.00%
1981 1.70% 0.00%