THE FACTS

Almost 700 women in the greater Brisbane area aged over 55 years are homeless

Vulnerable older women are more likely to be staying with friends, living in a car, living under the threat of violence in their home and/or physically hiding.

Women over 55 are likely to have 40% less superannuation than their male counterparts. 

64% of older people living on the street are at risk of death within five years. 

Over 40 000 women over the age of 65 are at risk of becoming homeless. This figure is predicted to double by 2036.

Women over 55 have lived through an era of restricted workforce participation and experienced a significant gender pay gap.

Homeless people over 55 has risen 49% since 2006. 

1 in 7 people experiencing homelessness in Australia are over 55.