Similar to the general cohort, asylum seeker/refugee respondents reported foregoing many essential items because they were unable to afford them. They reported limited financial risk mitigation strategies (savings, insurances) and limited access to medical and dental care (Chart 32a).
Asylum seeker/refugee respondents also reported reduced living standards due to limited resources. Over 50 per cent (53%) were unable to afford cooling or heating in at least one room in their homes and 29 per cent reported a lack of warm bedding (Chart 32a).
Fifty per cent of respondents reported being unable to afford regular contact with other people, and almost 90 per cent (88%) were unable to afford presents for family or friends (Chart 32a).