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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to be over-represented in both the national homeless population and as users of specialist homelessness services (see Clients, services and outcomes) . Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 3% of the Australian population, yet they made up 23% of those accessing specialist homelessness services in 2014–15: 53,301 clients. Indigenous status was not reported for 11% of SHS clients in 2014–15.
The number of Indigenous clients has been steadily increasing since the beginning of the SHS collection in 2011–12. The key trends identified over these 4 years have been:
Rates were directly age-standardised as detailed in the Technical information section.
Rate ratio is the Indigenous rate divided by the non-Indigenous rate.
* Indicates where previously published data have been revised to ensure consistent reporting over time. 2011–12 data were revised in December 2013 but not previously reported in this format.
The denominator for the proportion achieving all case management goals is the number of client groups with a case management plan. Denominator values for proportions are provided in the relevant national supplementary table.
Source: Specialist homelessness services Annual Reports 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014–15.
In 2014–15 changes occurred in the way agencies are required to report 'main reason' and 'reasons for seeking assistance'. Comparisons over time should be made with caution as the reporting of housing crisis, financial difficulties and housing affordability stress may be inconsistent between agencies. See Technical information for further details.
1 in 4
Indigenous clients were children aged less than 10.
Source: Specialist homelessness services 2014–15, National supplementary table INDIGENOUS.1 (702KB XLS).
Note: Most needed excludes 'Other basic assistance'.
Source: Specialist homelessness services 2014–15, National supplementary table INDIGENOUS.3 (702KB XLS).
For clients with closed support periods:
Source: Specialist homelessness services 2014–15, National supplementary table INDIGENOUS.4 (702KB XLS).
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