Homelessness In Australia Essay

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The country I choose to research is Australia. In Australia there is an estimated 105,237 people are homeless. Of those there are 56 % male , 44 % are female, 12% are children under the age of 12 and 25% ( 26,7444) are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (Indigenous homelessness ). 30% are born overseas, A large percentage of them are staying in boarding house, and temporary shelters. 39% of people who are experiencing homelessness are living in severely overcrowded dwellings and 6% are sleeping in tents. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) defines homelessness as a person who does not have suitable accommodation. There living arrangement is in a dwelling that is inadequate and temporary and they do not have control…show more content…
Children 18 and under make up 27%. Children 0-17 receive received assistance. 29% are between the ages of 0-17 and 17% are from ages 0-10. Of the 70,000 people supported by homelessness services were between ages 0-17. The term street kids and runaway is used often regarding homelessness, but some of those who are experiencing homelessness are hidden from our views. There is also the term "couch surfing" because the young person does not disclose where they are staying or unable to go home. Most children are homeless because the family structure is usually a single mother. 30% of women and children are supported by specialist homelessness services as they are escaping domestic violence situations. Around half of those receiving support from specialist homelessness services reported that their parents were homeless at some point in their lives. Homelessness is the result of different issue for each a person. They experience lack of affordable housing, domestic and family violence, poverty, financial problems, unemployment, mental issues. It can result form social and economic cost to families and communities. Homelessness in Australia is becoming more difficult for families as they are not able to get affordable

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