The numbers of people experiencing homelessness grew significantly across Melbourne's north and west in the five years between the 2011 Census and 2016 Census. Results from the 2021 Census are due in late 2022.
In the West homelessness overall has increased by 40%, while the number of people living in severely over crowded situations has nearly doubled.
The following pamphlets provide information about the housing crisis that Melbourne is experiencing and about the extent of homelessness in local government areas in Melbourne's west.
The pamphlets attached below contain statistics that relate to each of the Local Government Areas in the western suburbs. This LGA specific data is located on Page 5 of the pamphlet.