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released: 16 Jul 2014 author: AIHW media release

Homelessness among Indigenous Australians presents information on the prevalence of homelessness among Indigenous Australians, the characteristics of Indigenous people who are homeless, and the use of specialist homelessness services by Indigenous people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. On Census night in 2011, there were an estimated 26,743 Indigenous people experiencing homelessness, comprising 28% of the total homeless population. Three-quarters of homeless Indigenous people were living in severely crowded dwellings. In 2012–13, about 1 in 5 clients of specialist homelessness services were Indigenous—an estimated 54,885 clients.

ISBN 978-1-74249-597-2; Cat. no. IHW 133; 68pp.; Internet Only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary pages
    • Title & verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body content
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Purpose and key data sources
      • 1.2 Structure of this paper
      • 1.3 How is homelessness defined?
    • 2 Homeless Indigenous people
      • 2.1 How many Indigenous people are homeless?
      • 2.2 Characteristics of the homeless
      • 2.3 Indigenous people in marginal housing
    • 3 Use of specialist homelessness services by Indigenous people
      • 3.1 Number of Indigenous clients
      • 3.2 Characteristics of clients
      • 3.3 Services needed and provided
      • 3.4 Reasons support ended
      • 3.5 Housing outcomes for clients
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Comparing estimates of homeless people
    • Appendix B: Key data sources
    • Appendix C: Additional tables
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Homelessness among Indigenous Australians. Cat. no. IHW 133. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 18 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129548064>.