This FACT indicates the number of homeless persons per 10,000 of the population. Primary homelessness includes all people without conventional accommodation, for example, people living on the streets, in deserted buildings, improvised dwellings, or in parks. Rates of homelessness are an indicator of the effectiveness of public welfare, and can be influenced by inflation and the economy, unemployment, as well as political and social unrest.
While homelessness is less common in Australia than other developed countries, the issue is still a concerning one, and challenging to monitor since counting people without a fixed residence is difficult. This data was collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2016.