- In 2006, more than two-thirds (67%) of the homeless population were adults over 18 years of age, with 12% under 12 years of age, and 21% from 12 to 18 years old. Less than half (44%) of homeless people were female.
In Australia there are 36,000 young people homeless. Lots of homeless female’s are homeless 30 and male’s are from 33. More than 600 people are cared for and accommodated each day.
- 99,900 houseless people in Australia.(105,304 in 1996)
- 54% adults over 24 years of age.
- 10% under the age of 12 years.
- 36% young people between 12 and 24 years.
- 42% of houseless people were female.
- 58% were single. (58,116)
- 19% were couples. (18,840)
- 23% were families (22,944 people or 6,745 families.
Sydney has 15 456 homeless people out on the streets. These people can become homeless from financial difficulty, wasting money, drug addictions, natural disasters, eviction and domestic violence.
What are Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard promising to support the homeless?
The two most popular soon to be Prime Ministers have made their promises to the homeless people. Unfortunately, Tony Abbott isn’t promising anything to help support the homeless but Julia Gillard is. Julia Gillard is promising to give two hundred and twenty-five million dollars to help build affordable houses in cities.