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released: 9 Dec 2011 author: AIHW media release

This report presents the 2010-11 data on the use of government-funded specialist homelessness services. It is the final annual report to be sourced from the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection (NDC). From 1 July 2011, data on the people using specialist homelessness services will be reported from the new Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) collection. In 2010-11, an estimated 230,500 people (equivalent to 1 in 97 Australians) used specialist homelessness services. Young people, families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continued to be significant users of services. The most common reasons why people sought support were interpersonal relationship issues (such as domestic or family violence); accommodation-related issues (such as being evicted); and financial issues (such as having insufficient money to pay for accommodation, food, bills or other essentials.

ISSN 1445-498X; ISBN 978-1-74249-236-0; Cat. no. HOU 250; 31pp.; Internet Only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 The government response to homelessness
    1. How many people were supported?
      • 2.1 Changes over time
    1. Who was supported?
      • 3.1 Age and sex
      • 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
        • Couples
      • 4.2 Changes over time
    1. For how long were people supported?
      • 5.1 Changes over time
    1. What type of support was needed and were these needs met?
      • 6.1 Clients
      • 6.2 Accompanying children
      • 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 2010-11: Australia. SAAP National Data Collection Agency (NDCA) annual report. Cat. no. HOU 250. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 20 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420853>.

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