The chart illustrates the number of homeless people in Ireland. It provides various data on the number of people who are homeless depending on whether they are adults and children, the total number of families that are homeless and the forms of accomdation they are living in.
On March 2018, A change was made to the classification criteria used to compile these statistics. As a result, the figures for March 2018 onwards are not comparable with previous months.
Measuring the extent of homelessness is essential in order to address the problem we are experiencing here in Ireland. The counting of homeless persons and accomodation types benefits us as it enables the measurement of progress being made in reducing this issue.