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Updated 2018 data

Young people 12- 24 years who are homeless
TAS 405
VIC 6373
ACT 351
NSW 9041
QLD 4456
NT 3546
SA 1587
WA 1921

 
References: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, Estimating Homelessness, 2016
 
The 2016 ABS Census estimates nearly 28,000 young Australians aged 12-24 years are homeless on any given night.
 
We know there are likely to be many more young people experiencing homelessness as it is difficult to measure. The ABS acknowledges this by saying the estimates are likely to be underestimated and the number could be much higher than recorded. This may be  because young people who staying with others may be unclear that they are homeless, or they may not tell the people they are staying with, and their usual home address is recorded. This may be because the young person doesn’t want anyone to know they can’t go home, or the person who fills out the census on behalf of the young person assumes they will return to their home.