The Changing Geography Of Homelessness

Late last week the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, otherwise known as AHRI, published a report titled ‘The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016’. This mapped the extent to which homelessness has become more concentrated in capital cities.

Researchers from Swinburne University and RMIT studied the importance of housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities in reshaping the distribution of homeless.

We spoke to Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at Swinburne University, Dr Sharon Parkinson (one of the report authors).