Description: The chart illustrates the number of homeless people in Ireland. It provides data on the number of homeless adults, the number of homeless dependents and the total number of homeless people. A change was made in March 2018 to the classification criteria used to compile these statistics, and as a result the figures for March 2018 onwards are not comparable with previous months.
Importance: Measuring the extent of homelessness is essential in order to address the problem. This count of homeless persons enables measurement of progress being made in reducing homelessness