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The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016

Nov 1, 2019

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURi) released a report in May 2019 titled, ‘The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016’.  The report looks at homelessness across Australia during this time period and analyses demographics and factors contributing to homelessness that cause changes over time. Some key findings from the report include: 

  • Capital cities accounted for just under two-thirds of all homelessness nationally.
  • Homelessness is rising in areas where there is a shortage of affordable private rental properties. 
  • Area based overcrowding is most strongly associated with areas that are more culturally and linguistically diverse.
  • There is substantial mismatch between the distribution of homelessness and specialist homelessness service capacity.

To read the full report click here.