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A homeless man sits on the ground as others pack away their belongings and prepare to leave Tent City in Martin Place in Sydney. (AAP)

The Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia says it is very concerned about the levels of homelessness in the country among people born overseas.

By
Adeshola Ore/ Phillippa Carisbrooke/Ana Solom
Presented by
Brianna Roberts / Mujeeb Muneeb
Published on
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 23:22
File size
1.57 MB
Duration
3 min 26 sec

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show, in 2016, people born overseas who arrived in Australia over the previous five years accounted for 15 per cent of the homeless. 

Bureau statistics show the number of migrants living in severely crowded dwellings has doubled in four years and the people arriving from India, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan account for around half the increase.

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