Internet connectivity among people experiencing poverty and deprivation. Dr Sarah Wise University of Melbourne and Berry Street Victoria. Presentation aim. 7 points about deprivation of telecommunications among people experiencing poverty
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Dr Sarah Wise
University of Melbourne and Berry Street Victoria
280 deprivationemergency relief and 45 financial counselling clients (N = 325)
24 Victorian service locations (14 metro, 10 non-metro)
Items on telecommunications access and affordability
41.8% long-term (10+ years) unemployed
51.0% less than Year 12 education
55.0% living with dependent children under the age of 18
26.3% born in a non-English speaking country.
10.8% above the working age (65 years or more)Anglicare Victoria’s 2013 Hardship Survey