Homelessness:
The numbers paint the picture

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116,000

Number of people who identified as homeless on the 2016 Census night.

29%

Increase in people who identified as homeless on Census night from 2006 to 2016.
 

49%

Increase in people who identified as homeless and over 55 on Census night from 2006 to 2016.

189,000

Number of people on the waiting list for social housing across Australia at 30 June 2017.

24%

Number of homeless people on the 2016 Census night who were aged between 12-24 years old.

62%

Increase in persons living in overcrowded dwellings between 2006-2016 on Census night.

 

Source: Homelessness Australia, 2016 Census - Parliament of Australia
https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/FlagPost/2018/March/Homelessness_in_Australia