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On 14 March 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released their homelessness estimates, based on the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.
Under the ABS definition, a person is homeless if they do not have suitable accommodation alternatives and their current living arrangement:
is in a dwelling that is inadequate, or
has no tenure, or if their initial tenure is short and not extendable, or
does not allow them to have control of, and access to space for social relations.
The key homelessness estimates from the 2016 Census are that:
there were 116,427 people enumerated in the Census classified as being homeless on Census night (u... Read more...
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