Research Reports and Evaluations - Page 32

Newly arrived in Australia 27 10.7% Other 17 6.7% Total 253 100% Survey respondents were then provided with a list of items that would be considered by many to be the essentials of everyday life and asked to indicate whether they have that item, if they can’t afford it or don’t want it. This provides an indication of the level of deprivation being experienced by households. More than 90% of survey respondents indicated they did not have access to up to $500 in savings for an emergency and a similar proportion indicated they didn’t have a week’s holiday away from home each year, mainly because they couldn’t a ff