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ABS to release Census 2016 homelessness data

Release of Census 2016 homelessness data


At 11.30am, the ABS will release homelessness data collected the 2016 Census.

This will be the first time since 2011 that we have had an estimation of how many Australians are experiencing homelessness, including State data, gender and age demographics.



Wednesday 14 March

Time: 11.30am

What: ABS releases 2016 Census homelessness data

Where: Ozanam Community Centre, 268 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne (a drop-in centre for people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness)


Press conference:

·        Dr Paul Jelfs, GM, Population and Social Statistics Division, ABS

·        Jenny Smith, Chair, Homelessness Australia

·        John Blewonski, CEO, VincentCare Victoria


Also available for interview:

-         People with an experience of homelessness

-         Volunteers in the OCC kitchen


For TV and pic desks:

-         Ozanam dining room during a busy lunchtime service

-         Art therapy class for people experiencing homelessness

-         Overlay of a busy drop-in centre


Media enquiries: Lanie Harris, 0418 552 377 or lanie@chp.org.au