Homeless Statistics, Facts and Figures

Homeless Statistics

Each year the Simon Community nationally work with up to 7,000 people in Ireland.

  • Census 2016, 4,262 people were counted in accommodation providing shelter for people who are homeless or were identified as sleeping rough on Census Night 2016 in Dublin alone. However the Dublin Simon Community would view this as the absolute minimum figure.
  • Dublin Region Homeless Executive Rough Sleeper Count Official figures released by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive found 142 counted sleeping rough, plus 77 attending Merchants Quay Ireland’s Nite Cafe, totals 219 people needing emergency accommodation on the night of the count in November 2016. Over 3,000 adults are in emergency accommodation in the Dublin region alone. Over 2,000 children in more than 1,000 families are also in emergency accommodation in the capital, many accessing hotel rooms with no facilities to cook or clean, with often just a bed to share. These figures cover all of Dublin city and county, inclusive of the four Dublin Local Authority areas.
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