Youth Homelessness

Four in 10 residents in Australian Govt housing are under the age of 25. This is higher than the proportion of people aged under 25 in the general community, which is around 34%. The report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, released Dec 7, 2010, called: Young people and children in social housing, shows that in 2008–09 about 300,000 young people, including about 240,700 children (aged 17 years or under) were residents of public rental housing or SOMIH.

For press release: http://www.aihw.gov.au/mediacentre/2010/mr20101207.cfm

Report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/aus/bulletin85/11587.pdf

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POSTED 27 Dec 2010
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