According to a survey, the number of homeless persons in Australia who live on streets or in automobiles has increased due to the housing crisis.

Despite making up only approximately 3 percent of the population overall, 57% of individuals who needed Mission Australia’s homeless services were women, and 27 percent were Indigenous.

Mission Australia’s the chief executive officer Sharon Callister used the research to urge all levels of government to take action in response to the housing crisis.

The CPI increased by 7 percent in the one year leading up to March, down from 7.8 percent in the one year leading up to December, according to ABS statistics released in April.

In response to the findings, Treasurer Jim Chalmers stated that although Australia had passed the highest of the inflation crisis, cost-of-living pressures continued to be felt in this nation’s households.