Census Data Analysis

Grey renting: the rising tide of older private tenants

New statistics from the most recent edition of the UK government’s English Housing Survey suggest a big tide of older private tenants is fast approaching. If it’s realised, this shift in the way older people are housed could see increasing numbers of pensioners paying unaffordable levels of rent, forced to move against their will or made homeless.

Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Households 2015-2035

In the US, over the next twenty years, the population aged 65 and over is expected to grow from 48 million to 79 million.

Majority of Australian tenants are living in rental stress

The Rent.com.au Rental Affordability Survey of more than 2,000 renters across Australia in April revealed that 53 per cent of tenants reported spending one-third to a half of their weekly income on rent. Rental stress occurs when a person pays more than a third of their income on rent.

Homelessness in Poland

There is no national data collection strategy for homelessness in Poland. The Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy collects annual Social Welfare Statistics from all social welfare centres in Poland, including statistics on homeless assistance.

Arizona and the Aging Homeless Population: Preparing for the Future

Current US research reveals evidence of an aging trend in the single adult homeless population. This aging trend is centered around those that are part of the latter half of the baby-boomers born between 1954-1967, a cohort of individuals that face the highest risk for homelessness.

Extent and Profile of Homelessness in European Member States – A Statistical Update

This report looks at statistics for the homeless population across Europe. While not specific to an aged population, this cohort is examined in the wider context. The report concludes there are many dimensions of homelessness that may exist across different contexts, a potentially important one being the possibility of quite simple associations between some forms of homelessness and poverty.

The ‘Average’ Victorian Private Tenant

The TUV analysed ABS Census data from 2011 and identified the "average" characteristics of tenants in the Victorian private rental market. The entire tenant population in Victoria is approximately 1.26 million people, roughly one million of which (83.3%) live in privately rented housing.

A predictable crisis: Older, single women as the new face of homelessness

The dissolution of partnerships and re-partnering involve serious risks for women and their children, according to this paper.

The New Housemates

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that about 500,000 women, or a little more than 1% of women 50 and older, currently live with a nonromantic housemate. Experts predict that this will be the norm instead of the exception.
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