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Previous research finds that…

  • In 2011 there were more than 105,000 homeless people on Census night; 60% of homeless people were aged less than 35 years.
  • While more males were homeless on Census night, 59% of people supported by specialist homelessness services are female.
  • The most common reasons for homelessness are family violence and money problems/housing affordability.
  • Children under the age of 18 make up 27% of people experiencing homelessness.