The AIHW Specialist Homelessness Services Collection includes information about clients receiving homelessness services support from 1 July 2011 onwards. These data have been analysed to examine service usage patterns and demographics for specific cohorts. Additional insights will be added regularly to this report.
- Cat. no: HOU 324
In 2019–20, 56% of clients who experienced persistent homelessness were female and 51% were under 25 years old
Around 3 in 5 returning to homelessness clients in 2019–20 had a current mental health issue or had experienced FDV
In 2011–13, 52% of young SHS clients aged under 18 had experienced homelessness at some time
Almost half (48%) of young clients aged 18 to 24 who received SHS support in 2018–20 had been a client previously