A profile of homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 5 May 2011

Posted on May 6, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

A profile of homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 5 May 2011
 
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had four times the rate of homelessness compared to other Australians (191 per 10,000 compared with 49 per 10,000 in the 2006 Census). Homeless Indigenous Australians were more likely to sleep rough, or in improvised dwellings and shelters, than non-Indigenous Australians (27% compared with 15%). Indigenous people are overrepresented as clients of specialist homelessness services – while 2.5% of Australians were Indigenous, and 9% of homeless Australians were Indigenous, about 17% of people assisted by specialist homelessness services in 2008-09 were Indigenous

ISBN 978-1-74249-139-4 ; Cat. no. IHW 43; 36p          Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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