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Homelessness service users mainly women


The Flinders News


Finbar O'Mallon


Women were the biggest users of homelessness services in 2018-19 as they fled domestic and family violence situations.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data released on Wednesday showed 60 per cent of homelessness service users nationally were women.

Data showed in every state and territory, bar Tasmania and the ACT, domestic and family violence was the biggest cause.

But in Tasmania and the ACT, housing affordability was the biggest reason.

For men, the biggest reason nationally was housing affordability or financial difficulties.

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