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Data and demographics

Homelessness facts, stats, and insights

Data

At the last Census, over 24,000 Victorians and 116,000 Australians were without a home on any given night.

The most recent data on homelessness from the Australian Bureau of Statistics was collected at the 2016 Census and was published in 2018. New Census data is being collected in 2021 and is due to be released in 2022.

Data is regularly released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to provide an up-to-date picture of homelessness in Victoria and Australia.

The latest data on homelessness

Demographics

Homelessness can happen to anyone, but it can impact people in different ways.

Browse the demographics below for more information and data on each group, including models for prevention and support.

Children and homelessness

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Young people and homelessness

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Older people and homelessness

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Women and homelessness

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Men and homelessness

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LGBTIQ+ people and homelessness

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People with disability and homelessness

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and homelessness

Current challenges and future directions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and homelessness.

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