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released: 3 Jun 2011 author: AIHW media release

In 2009-10, 219,900 people (or 1 in every 100 Australians) used government-funded specialist homelessness services. Of these, 135,700 (62%) were clients and 84,100 (38%) were children accompanying clients. In 2009-10, young people, particularly young women, children, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, were significant users of specialist homelessness services. Clients were supported for an average of 64 days and, when accommodated, were accommodated for an average of 60 days. Family groups generally had longer periods of support and accommodation than people who presented on their own.

ISSN 1445-498X; ISBN 978-1-74249-159-2; Cat. no. HOU 246; 33pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title & verso title pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
  • Body content
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 The government response to homelessness
        • The White Paper on homelessness
        • National Affordable Housing Agreement
        • National partnership agreements
    1. How many people were supported?
      • 2.1 Changes over time
    1. Who was supported?
      • 3.1 Age and sex
        • Clients
        • Accompanying children
      • 3.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • 3.3 Country of birth
      • 3.4 Client groups
      • 3.5 Changes over time
    1. Why do people seek support?
      • 4.1 Client group
        • Single people without children
        • Single parents
        • Couples
      • 4.2 Changes over time
    1. For how long were people supported?
      • 5.1 Length of support
        • Client group
      • 5.2 Length of accommodation2F
        • Client group
      • 5.3 Changes over time
    1. What support was needed and were these needs met?
      • 6.1 Clients
        • Support required
          • Client group
            • Single people without children
            • Single parents
            • Couples
        • Support provision
          • Unmet need
      • 6.2 Accompanying children
        • Support required
        • Support provision
          • Unmet need
      • 6.3 Changes over time
    1. What happened after support?
      • 7.1 Income
      • 7.2 Employment
      • 7.3 Housing
      • 7.4 Living situation
      • 7.5 Education
      • 7.6 Changes over time
  • End matter
    • References
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Government-funded specialist homelessness services: SAAP National Data Collection annual report 2009-10: Australia. SAAP National Data Collection annual report 2009-10. Cat. no. HOU 246. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419170>.