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This year the theme for Homelessness Week is Everybody Needs a Home. Homelessness has increased by 13.7% in 4 years and 2 out of 5 people who are homeless are under the age of 25 in Australia.

As part of the Fraser Coast Social Plan we had nearly 5000 young people complete the survey to further understand our local youth issues around homelessness.


Key Findings from the 4858 young people who completed the survey:

  • 2% of young people aged between 12-17 years were homeless in the Fraser Coast on any given night, that is 97 young people.
  • 2% also said they had experienced homelessness at some point in their life, that is 253 young people.
  • 14% reported that they felt unsafe in their home, that is 680 young people.

 Homelessness Australia