Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2012
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released an information paper which “presents the Australian Bureau of Statistics statistical definition of homelessness. The definition was developed in consultation with the ABS’ Homelessness Statistics Reference Group. Future ABS surveys will adopt this definition. However, not all dimensions of the definition can be operationalised in all data collections. The ABS also published an Information Paper: Guide to Homelessness Statistics (cat. no. 4923.0) in November 2012 to assist users with analysing the multiple data sources available to obtain a more complete picture of homelessness.”
The paper states that the ABS is continuing to undertake research for how to best count homelessness for specific demographic groups such as youth and Indigenous Australians.