The Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census, ‘Estimating Homelessness’ indicated that there were 210 persons in the City of Bayswater experiencing homelessness, which increased by 52 people from the 2011 Census, which included people experiencing secondary homelessness in crisis and short term accommodation.
On 17 March 2020 and 27 October 2020, the City of Bayswater, together with several metropolitan local government authorities, conducted a Rough Sleeper Count between the hours of 1am and 3am.
A total of 23 rough sleepers were counted across the two Rough Sleeper Counts conducted in the City of Bayswater in 2020. The count was simply a person count, so it did not identify any individual; there was no interaction made with anyone; and assessments or referrals were not conducted.
The City will utilise data from the two Rough Sleeper Counts held in 2020 to help inform the development of its Local Homelessness Strategy in 2021 – 2025.
For more information on the development of the Local Homelessness Strategy in 2021 – 2025, please view the Minutes of the Local Homelessness Advisory Committee.