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Average poverty gaps among people in income support households by percentage

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This graph shows trends in poverty gaps for households in which at least one member receives a substantial income support payment (an income-tested payment for adults such as Newstart Allowance or Age Pension, as distinct from a supplementary payment such as Family Tax Benefit), expressed as a percentage of the 50% median income poverty line. It shows that poverty gaps for households relying on Newstart Allowance rose in several increments over the period, from 33% in 1999-00 to 41% in 2015-16. Poverty gaps for households relying on Age Pension and Disability Support Pension moved in more narrow fashion.

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