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Facts about homelessness:

  • On Census night in 2016, 116,000 Australians were homeless.8,200 were sleeping rough.
  • Rough sleepers represent just 7% of all homelssness nationally. They are the tip of the iceberg.
  • There are about 400 young people who are homeless, couch surfing or car sleeping in the Hunter every night.
  • Primary homelessness is experienced by people without conventional accommodation (eg. sleeping rough or in improvised dwellings).
  • Secondary homelessness is experienced by people who frequently move from one temporary shelter to another (e.g emergency accommodation, refuges, couch surfing).
  • Tertiary homelessness is experienced by people staying in accommodation that falls below minimum community standards (e.g boarding houses and caravan parks).
  • More than one in six Australians aged 15-24 are living in poverty.
  • In 2014, 2.99 million people (13.3% of the population), were living below the poverty line, after taking account of their housing costs.
  • Every day, half of the people who request immediate accommodation from the homeless service system are turned away.
  • Two in every three children and 80% of families are turned away.


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