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1362.4 - Regional Statistics, South Australia, 2004  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/10/2004  Final
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Age Pension

A FaCS payment for people who have reached retirement age. To qualify for the Age Pension a male must be aged 65 years while the age at which a female may qualify depends upon her birth date. The qualifying age for females is being increased gradually to 65 years between 1 July 1995 and 2013. Other eligibility requirements that apply can be referenced in the FaCS publication Income Support Customers - a statistical overview.

Commercial/industrial

Sale of land used for commercial or industrial use within the meaning of the property sale Development Control Regulations (which relate to the Local Government (Land Use) Regulations, 1989). (Shops and offices are included in commercial use while light industry is included in industrial use.)

Crude birth rate

The crude birth rate is the number of live births registered in the 12 months ending 30 June per 1,000 estimated resident population at 30 June of that year.

Crude death rate

The crude death rate is the number of deaths registered in the 12 months ending 30 June per 1,000 estimated resident population at 30 June of that year.

Disability Support Pension

A FaCS payment for people who are unable to work full time at full award wages owing to a substantial physical, intellectual or psychiatric impairment, or who are permanently blind. To qualify for the Disability Support Pension a person must be aged 16 years or over and not have reached Age Pension age.

Dwelling unit

A dwelling unit is defined as a self-contained suite of rooms, including cooking and bathing facilities and intended for long-term residential use.

Environmental services

Includes local government outlay on sanitation, garbage services, stormwater drainage, effluent drainage (waste water management), coastal protection, control of agricultural pest plants and animals, landcare and soil erosion projects, and other environmental protection measures.

Estimated resident population

The estimated resident population (ERP) of an area is the estimate of the number of persons who usually reside in that area irrespective of where they were on the date of the estimate. The ERP is the official ABS population figure and is based on adjusting the results of the latest Population Census.

Individual taxable income

Taxable income is the amount remaining after deducting from assessable income all deductions allowed under the Income Tax Assessment Act. Taxable income is the amount to which tax rates are applied. Average taxable income in an area is calculated by dividing the total taxable income by the total number of taxable taxpayers.

Infrastructure

Outlay on goods, services and land related to roadworks, bridges, footpaths, domestic water supply undertakings, electricity supply undertakings and aerodromes.

Labour force

For any group, persons who were employed or unemployed.

Labour force participation rate

For any group, the labour force expressed as a percentage of the civilian population aged 15 years and over in the same group. For the purposes of this publication the DEWR labour force estimate has been divided by the ABS estimated resident population aged 15 years and over.

Local Government Areas

Local Government Areas are spatial units which represent the geographical areas of incorporated local government councils. In South Australia these include cities, municipalities, municipal councils, district and regional councils, and rural cities. Local Government Areas are made up of one or more Statistical Local Areas.

Newstart Allowance

A FaCS payment, for working-aged persons who are unemployed, aimed at ensuring recipients participate in activities designed to help their employment prospects.

Outlay on goods, services and land

Includes current or operating expenses and capital works and purchases. Excludes depreciation, debt servicing, levies and donations paid.

Primary production property sale

Sale of land used for farming, horticulture, commercial forestry, horse keeping or intensive animal keeping, or a dairy within the meaning of the Development Control Regulations (which relate to the Local Government (Land Use) Regulations, 1989).

Rate revenue accrued

Includes general rates and special rates (including penalties), and excludes service rates (i.e. user charges for sewerage, garbage, electricity supply and water supply).

Rates per rateable property

Includes all properties, both residential and non-residential, incurring a general rate.

Residential building

Defined here as being a building consisting of one or more dwelling units.

Residential property sale

Sale of land used for a dwelling within the meaning of the Development Control Regulations (which relate to the Local Government (Land Use) Regulations, 1989).

Statistical Divisions

Statistical Divisions consist of one or more Statistical Subdivisions and form the largest and most stable spatial unit for the presentation of data.

Statistical Local Areas

The Statistical Local Area is a general purpose spatial unit. It is the base spatial unit used by the ABS to collect and disseminate statistics other than those collected from the Population Census.

Statistical Subdivisions

Statistical Subdivisions consist of one or more Statistical Local Areas and form the intermediate size spatial unit for the presentation of regional data.

Unemployment rate

For any group, the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force in the same group.

Youth Allowance

This FaCS payment was introduced by the Federal Government on 1 July 1998 to provide income support to young people who are studying, looking for work, or who are sick. Youth Allowance replaces AUSTUDY for 16 to 24 year olds, Newstart Allowance and Sickness Allowance for under 21 year olds, and Youth Training Allowance for 16 to 17 year olds. It also replaces the Family Payment for 16 to 18 year old secondary students.


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