95% of homeless in Sydney and Melbourne own a mobile phone

Homeless people in Sydney and Melbourne have higher rates of mobile phone ownership than average Australians, according to a new study.

95% of the homeless people surveyed by University of Sydney researchers owned a mobile. The Australian average is 92%.

The study found that mobile phones provide a vital way for people experiencing homelessness to survive, stay safe, find work and move out of homelessness.

Read more at University of Sydney