There are over 116,500 people in Australia who are homeless.
Between 2011 and 2016, the rate of estimated homeless persons in New South Wales increased by 27% to 50 homeless persons per 10,000 persons compared to 40 homeless persons per 10,000 persons in 2011.
Around 44% are living in severely overcrowded dwellings, over 18% are living in temporary supported accommodation for the homeless and 7% were rough sleepers.
About 40% of homeless are under 25. The largest growing sector experiencing homelessness is women over 55.
One Meal – It Makes a Difference offers support without prejudice, partisanship or judgement, to anyone suffering from hardship.
(Data from 2016 ABS Census of Population and Housing and the AIHW Homelessness and Homeless Services)