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NAB financial stress index, 2014 to June 2021

COVID-19PovertyHow has it changed?

This graphs shows trends in the NAB financial stress index from 2014 to the June quarter of 2021.

This measure of financial stress fell sharply in the second quarter of 2020, despite the recession. It then rose sharply in the first two quarters of 2021 among people on low incomes as COVID income supports were reduced and then removed.

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