Homeless Street Count Parramatta, 2018 results

The City of Parramatta conducted its homeless Street Count on the night of Monday 19 February and early morning Tuesday 20 February 2018.

The results show a significant increase in rough sleepers from 2016, when 43 rough sleepers were counted. There was a modest reduction in the number of people in supported accommodation from 319 in 2016 to 262 in 2018. The last time there was a reduction in rough sleeper numbers was in 2013, and since then the number of people sleeping rough has grown. The number of people in support accommodation has remained relatively similar over the count years. Comparative figures for the eight (8) counts can be seen in the table below.

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017* 2018**
Rough Sleepers 81 70 33 25 24 43 43 63
Secondary Count 251 284 284 257 249 260 319 262
Total 332 354 317 282 273 303 362 325

*Homeless count was not undertaken
** Council amalgamations occurred in May 2016 and as result Council boundaries changed. Granville Town Centre is no longer within City of Parramatta LGA. The 2018 Homeless Street Count does not include parts of Granville located in Cumberland Council. These were areas previously identified with numbers of homeless people.

For further information please contact: Katie Wearne on 9806 5327 or kwearne@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au