According to the 2016 census, 1083 people were sleeping rough in W.A. And around 2. of those were Indigenous. Over the past 5 years there has been a 13.7% increase in homelessness.
There has been a 28% increase in Australians aged 55 + who are experiencing homelessness.
Although there is considerable controversy about the numbers of homeless, There is an overwhelming agreement that the numbers are increasing as each year passes.