This section highlights the latest facts and statistics relating to affordable housing and homelessness in the Northern Territory, as well as a broad range of educational resources which can be downloaded. These following figures have been drawn from the Census of Population and Housing: Estimating Homelessness, 2016, and from the AIHW’s Specialist Homelessness Services Annual Report 2019-20.
in the Northern Territory
Highest Homelessness Rates in the Nation
Rate per 10,000 population
Of the Top ten regions with the highest homeless populations in the country, FIVE are in the Northern Territory
Reasons for accessing Homeless Help
Age breakdown of Homeless in the NT
The NT has 12 times the national average rate of homelessness.
6% of all people in the NT are
The NT has 13 times the national rate of people sleeping rough.
Unmet demand represents 39.3% of total client demand in the NT.
20% of Aboriginal people in the NT are experiencing homelessness
16.5% of all Territorians under the age of 18 are experiencing homelessness.
81% of people defined as homeless in the NT live in severely crowded dwellings.