Submission on Australian Bureau of Statistics review of the ‘Counting the homeless’ methodology

June 2011

In our submission on Australian Bureau of Statistics review of the Counting the homeless methodology, we recommended that the proposed Counting the homeless methodology should only be introduced at such time as the assumptions of the Australian Bureau of Statistics can be proven accurate and correct, and endorsed by the housing and homelessness sector and experts in the field. We called for the ABS to focus on improving their ability to capture information on significantly under-reported segments of the homeless population — such as youth, women escaping domestic violence, couch surfers, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in overcrowded conditions.

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