Around one in 84 Australians accessed specialised homelessness services in the last financial year, According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) latest report.
And 60% of them, were female,
The figures from the AIHW highlight the growing areas of concern regarding homelessness in Australia, highlighting some gender trends on the reasons people become homeless, or risk becoming homeless.
This year, a look at the 288,000 clients who accessed homelessness services found some alarming trends regarding the rate of young women — particularly young mothers — escaping violence.
According to the data,
The good news is that of the clients at risk of homelessness who accessed services, nine in ten were able to successfully maintain their housing with a assistance from a specialist homelessness agency.
These agencies are working overtime.