In an effort to tell the broader story of homelessness as a systemic issue, we present the Housing and Homelessness Dashboard. This innovative platform uses data to shed light on the broader narrative of homelessness, empowering individuals and organisations to monitor progress towards the ambitious goal of ending homelessness in New South Wales (NSW). By offering a comprehensive understanding of the complex factors involved, the Dashboard helps identify targeted actions that can lead to lasting change.
The Dashboard provides users with the opportunity to explore various Local Government Areas (LGAs) or regions, delving into demographic-specific homelessness levels, housing stress, social housing access, inequalities, and risks within specific local contexts. Furthermore, users can compare data across LGAs, regions, and the entire state, facilitating in-depth analysis of trends for further investigation.
Curated from over 50 metrics sourced from 15 reputable institutions, the Dashboard ensures data reliability and accuracy. A dedicated data sources page and accessible links provide transparency, allowing users to verify and access the publicly available data. Regular updates will be implemented as new datasets are released, ensuring the availability of the most up-to-date information for each metric. It is important to note that the data may cover different time periods due to variations in data collection and release dates among the sources.
We recognise that the Housing and Homelessness Dashboard is a work in progress, and we highly value your feedback on this collaborative resource. We invite you to share your insights and suggestions by contacting email@example.com. Together, we can harness the power of data and collective action to combat homelessness and create a future where it becomes a rare, brief, and non-recurring experience for all individuals in NSW.
December 11, 2020
NSW homelessness services continued to experience high demand during a period that included bushfires and a pandemic – data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows in 2019/2020 over 70,300 clients were supported by homelessness services in New South Wales.