Homelessness in Australia



What is homelessness?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) considers a person to be homeless if their place of residence is insufficient or has a shortage/no tenure or does not allow them access to a place of social relations. If a person is experiencing these situations then they would usually live in tents, sleep out in the open, supported accommodation for the homeless, temporarily with other households, boarding houses or severely overcrowded residency.

Why does homelessness occur in Australia?

In Australia there are over 105200 people homeless. NT has the highest rate at 730 per 10,000 people homeless. These people are made homeless because of various reasons some of them including, domestic and family violence, financial difficulties and housing crisis.

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