The Austrian Umbrella Organisation for Organisations Working With the Homeless (BAWO) estimated that there were around 6,000 homeless people in Vienna at the end of 2017. This figure is based on the number of people who spent at least one night in an emergency shelter or social facility.
However, those who did not make use of these services are not included in the statistics. According to the Vienna Social Fund, 4,640 applications were filed at its Advisory Centre for Homeless Assistance in 2016. Of those, 780 were from families.