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The Gold Coast Homelessness Symposium is an event put on by the Gold Coast Homelessness network, an active group of service providers and individuals who are working towards solutions for the housing crisis in their region. In March 2024, organisers invited Fiona York as key note speaker at their symposium "Housing older Australians – Now and into the future", where she presented the data from HAAG's Ageing in a housing crisis report.

The number of people older than 55 living in private rentals in Queensland increased by 71% over the past decade, according to new analysis of the 2021 Census released today.

23 Feb 2023

An estimated 100,000 older women are at risk of homelessness in Queensland. This online forum will present the latest trends and responses to this crisis, including analysis of the Census 2021 household data and information on the Queensland Government’s responses.

Queensland is the state with the highest proportion of its population who are over 55 and renting, according to analysis of the latest ABS Census data. Queensland is the state with the highest proportion of people older than 55 who are still renting – 13.1%, well ahead of second-placed New South Wales at 11.2%.


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Ageing on the Edge is a project of Housing for the Aged Action Group supported by the Wicking Trust