Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/05/2011   
   Page tools: Print Print Page RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
2011 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Homeless people


Homeless people

Everyone in Australia at Census time needs to be counted in the Census, excluding foreign diplomats and their families, no matter where they may be sleeping on Census Night. To achieve this, the ABS has developed a strategy to obtain the best possible enumeration of people, no matter where they are sleeping. Some aspects of this strategy include engaging special collectors to count people sleeping rough on a special interview based form, and providing the ability for people to respond to the usual residence question as 'none' if they have no usual residence.

Data from the 2006 Census concerning homeless people were published in Australian Census Analytical Program: Counting the Homeless, 2006 (cat. no. 2050.0).


See also Dwelling Structure (STRD).





Previous PageNext Page

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.