2050.0.55.001 - Discussion Paper: Methodological Review of Counting the Homeless, 2006  
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This discussion paper outlines the results of the review of the methodology used in the publication Counting the Homeless 2006 (cat. no. 2050.0). The methodological review analyses the relationships between the methods used by the authors, Chamberlain and MacKenzie, and the underlying Census data used as part of their methodology. In addition, the discussion paper proposes a consistent, transparent and repeatable process for producing homelessness estimates using Census data for 2001, 2006 and to be repeated in 2011.

The views in the paper will be used as a basis for public consultation, including an opportunity to provide written submissions to the review.

Outcomes of the consultation process will be considered in the process of finalising the methodology for producing estimates of the homeless population enumerated in the Census. The final methodology, to be used to compile estimates from 2001 onwards, will be published in mid 2011.