Counting the Homeless in Australia

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This report analysis the number of homelessness by classify in four categories, such as marginally housed, tertiary homelessness, secondary homelessness and primary homelessness (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006, p. vii). Homelessness can be defined as members of community that are living unconventional accommodation, and facing the accommodation situation is below the minimum community standard (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006, p. vii). In recent years, the number of persons in different categories of the homeless population was increased. For example, from 2001 to 2006, the number of people sleepers out was increased from 14158 to 16375.

This report states homelessness population in several ways. According to age breakdown, in 1960s, the population of homelessness was made up of middle-aged. However, age breakdown significantly, younger group occupied 58% of the homeless population. There is a slightly change of the rates of homelessness in different state and territory between 2001 and 2006. NT were facing a serious situation, there were 248 homeless people per 10000 in 2006. The lowest rate of homelessness is in ACT, only 40 homeless people per 10000 in 2006. NSW was the highest number of homelessness which was 27374 follow by Qld was 26782. The average rate of homelessness in Australia was 53 per 10000 of the population. According to the report,…
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