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Homelessness in Australia: Overview

Source: Black, S. (2020).

"Homelessness is not 'rooflessness'. A home means security, stability, privacy, safety, and being able to control your space." (Council to Homeless Persons, n.d.)

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Homelessness in Australia | Overview: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from Lexico, the online Oxford Dictionary.

Couch-surfing, Homeless, Parity, Poverty, Poverty line, Shelter

Sustainable Development Goals | Alignment

This guide is aligned to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals. Click on the tiles to explore more.

Sustainable Development Goal 1 | No PovertySustainable Development Goal 2 | Zero HungerSustainable Development Goal 3 | Health and WellbeingSustainable Development Goal 8 | Decent work & economic growthSustainable Development Goal 10 | Reduced inequalitySustainable Development Goal 11 | Sustainable CommunitiesSustainable Development Goal 12.3: Food wasteSustainable Development Goal 16 | Peace & justice

Definitions: Poverty versus Inequality

Level 2 resourceWhat is poverty?

Poverty is a relative concept used to describe the people in a society that cannot participate in the activities that most people take for granted. The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) uses the following definitions:

  • "Deprivation: Looking at the essential items people are missing out on.
  • Poverty lines: A level of income, below which people are regarded as living in poverty.
  • Relative poverty: This is when poverty is measured against something that can change. It means that poverty is measured against a standard that is unacceptably low in a given point in time.
  • Absolute poverty: This is when a household or person does not have enough income for even a basic acceptable standard of living, or to meet basic living needs. The threshold for absolute poverty varies between developed and developing countries.
  • Extreme poverty: When people are living on an income below the international poverty line set by the World Bank of $1.90 a day.
  • Poverty gap: The average difference between the poverty line and the disposable income of households living below that poverty line." (ACOSS, n.d.)
What is inequality?
  • Inequality means the unequal distribution within society of income, wealth and goods. The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) measures inequality in two ways: income inequality and wealth inequality. (ACOSS, n.d.)

For more details see the ACOSS Frequently Asked Questions.

Homelessness in Australia | Overview: Articles

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Homelessness in Australia | Overview: eBooks

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The Rental Affordability Index is a price index for housing rental markets. It is an easy to understand indicator of rental affordability relative to household incomes and is applied to geographic areas across Australia. In this video, SGS Senior Associate and Partner Ellen Witte, discusses the key findings to come out of the May 2018 results. (SGS Economics and Planning, 2018)

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In text reference / citation: Witte (2018) or (Witte, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Witte, E. (2018). Rental Affordability Index May 2018 Key Findings, [eVideo]. SGS Economics and Planning , Retrieved from https://youtu.be/YdIk-eznySM

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