VULNERABLE: Protesters rally outside the New South Wales Parliament in March to demonstrate against the sale of public housing.
VULNERABLE: Protesters rally outside the New South Wales Parliament in March to demonstrate against the sale of public housing. JOSH Dyeaap

Single, older women most at risk of homelessness

OLDER single woman were the highest risk group for homelessness last year, a new report has found.

The Anglicare report showed older single women were more vulnerable to poverty and homelessness than any other major demographic.

It found the key risk factors for older women were lower workforce participation, lower income and savings, a lack of affordable housing and lifelong caring responsibilities.

"Anecdotally, we know that the instances of older women experiencing unstable housing are on the rise," the report reads.

Some of those at risk of homelessness were women who left abusive relationships after their children left home.

The report found women of retirement age had 57% less put away in superannuation than men the same age, partly due to taking time off work to care for family.



New magistrate appointed to Maryborough Courthouse

premium_icon New magistrate appointed to Maryborough Courthouse

The role has been vacant for about four months.

HOLIDAY FUN: Your ultimate guide these school holidays

premium_icon HOLIDAY FUN: Your ultimate guide these school holidays

Looking for something to do with your kids these holidays?

Rory's got what it takes to lead

Rory's got what it takes to lead

Rory Hartwell taught the under 6 Strikers during the 22-week season.

Local Partners