The nexus is somewhat different for marginalisation than for quality of life, primarily because age reverses its scoring (as a result of higher educational attainment among younger people), leaving race, sex, education, employment status and dwelling type among the key pointers to marginalisation.
Employment status inevitably impacts on levels of marginalisation, though somewhat less than education.
Respondents in formal employment (29,7% of the sample) saw 25,1% in the ‘fine’ category and just 1,8% at the other, ‘marginalised’ extreme.
Among those in informal employment (6,1% of the sample), 17% were ‘fine’ and 4,3% ‘marginalised’.
Among the unemployed who totalled 34% of the sample (the remaining 30,3% were either studying, disabled, describe themselves as housewives, or were otherwise unavailable for employment) just 12% were ‘fine’ while 7% were ‘marginalised.