Homelessness in Australia

Facts about Homelessness

Nationally, Domestic Violence is the biggest driver into homelessness – more than 24% as a direct result from domestic and family violence

On any night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless

In the Adelaide CBD, on average approximately 200 people sleep rough every night

44% of the homeless population are women

60% of people facing homelessness are under 35

Women 55 and over are now experiencing the fastest growing demographic of people experiencing homelessness in Australia

1 in 2 adults will experience mental illness in their lifetime; this is a contributing factor to homelessness

At least 30% of women utilising our services are over 45

In Australia, there are more than 116,000 people who are homeless

Why are people homeless?

Graph of reasons someone becomes homeless

24% Domestic & family violence

20% Financial difficulties

16% Relationship crisis

11% Housing crisis

8% Other relationship issues

5% Other accommodation issues

4% Health issues

12% Other