People living with psychotic illness 2010

Appendix 12. Housing and homelessness

Page last updated: November 2011

Appendix Table 12-1. Current accommodation type

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Public rented house/unit
23.6
31.6
19.0
32.6
26.8
Private rented house/unit
19.8
24.7
23.7
20.3
21.8
Family home
21.6
15.4
29.4
11.6
19.1
Own home/unit
9.8
17.9
7.2
17.4
13.1
Supported accommodation
14.4
6.0
10.7
11.1
11.0
Homeless (primary, secondary, tertiary)*
7.3
2.0
6.3
4.3
5.2
Institution/hospital
2.2
1.6
2.6
1.5
2.0
Other (e.g. caravan)
1.3
0.8
1.0
1.1
1.1

* Homelessness. Primary: living on the streets, in parks or in deserted buildings; secondary: living in temporary shelters such as refuge, emergency accommodation or sleeping on friend's couch; tertiary: private boarding room 23.

Appendix Table 12-2. Preferred accommodation type

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Public rented house/unit
25.3
26.8
20.6
29.8
25.9
Private rented house/unit
19.1
14.4
21.8
13.8
17.2
Family home
11.5
8.8
13.2
8.4
10.4
Own home/unit
36.9
44.2
38.3
41.0
39.8
Supported accommodation
2.8
2.8
1.4
3.8
2.8
Homeless (primary, secondary, tertiary)*
2.7
2.0
3.8
1.4
2.4
Institution/hospital
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.1
Other (e.g. caravan)
1.7
0.8
0.9
1.6
1.3

* Homelessness. Primary: living on the streets, in parks or in deserted buildings; secondary: living in temporary shelters such as refuge, emergency accommodation or sleeping on friend's couch; tertiary: private boarding room 23.

Appendix Table 12-3. Satisfaction with current living situation

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Very satisfied
50.0
53.7
46.4
55.2
51.5
Somewhat satisfied
29.5
25.2
33.2
23.8
27.8
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
6.4
5.8
6.1
6.3
6.2
Somewhat dissatisfied
7.9
8.5
7.4
8.7
8.2
Very dissatisfied
3.7
5.3
3.9
4.7
4.3
Not known
2.4
1.5
3.0
1.3
2.0
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Appendix Table 12-4. Changed housing in past year

Appendix table 12-4 is presented as a list in this HTML version for accessibility reasons. It is presented as a table in the PDF version.

Proportion who changed housing in past year:
  • Males - 29.2%
  • Females - 24.8%
  • 18-34 years - 37.3%
  • 35-64 - years - 20.2%
  • Persons - 27.4%

Appendix Table 12-5. Number of times changed housing in past year

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
None
70.8
75.1
62.7
79.8
72.5
One move
17.8
15.7
22.8
12.7
17.0
Two moves
4.0
3.4
5.0
2.8
3.7
Three or more moves
7.4
5.7
9.4
4.7
6.7
Not known
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.1
Total respondents
1087
738
773
1052
1825

Appendix Table 12-6. Homelessness*, current and in past year

Males (%)Females (%)18-34 years (%)35-64 years (%)Persons (%)
Homelessness, current - Any
7.3
2.0
6.3
4.3
5.2
Homelessness, past year - Any
15.4
8.9
16.4
10.1
12.8
Homelessness, past year - Primary
6.5
3.0
6.2
4.3
5.1
Homelessness, past year - Secondary
7.6
5.7
9.7
4.8
6.8
Homelessness, past year - Tertiary
6.6
2.8
6.4
4.4
5.4
Marginal accommodation, past year
1.1
0.5
0.9
0.9
0.9

* Homelessness. Primary: living on the streets, in parks or in deserted buildings; secondary: living in temporary shelters such as refuge, emergency accommodation or sleeping on friend's couch; tertiary: private boarding room 23.
† Marginal accommodation: living in caravan due to financial necessity, not lifestyle choice 23.

Appendix Table 12-7. Days of homelessness*, if any in past year

Males (%)Females (%)18-34 years (%)35-64 years (%)Persons (%)
Mean
170
117
146
167
155
Median
140
35
84
120
99

* Homelessness. Primary: living on the streets, in parks or in deserted buildings; secondary: living in temporary shelters such as refuge, emergency accommodation or sleeping on friend's couch; tertiary: private boarding room 23.