For 2003-04, there were 207 disability service outlets in Tasmania, funded by the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement. Of these outlets, 46.9% were based in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region. Of the remaining outlets, 29.0% were based in the Northern Region, and 24.1% were based in the Mersey-Lyell Region.
Accommodation Support Services provide accommodation to people with a disability and assist persons with a disability to remain in their existing accommodation. Accommodation support services were the most common disability service type in Tasmania, accounting for 43.0% of all disability service outlets in 2003-04.
Community Support Services, which provide support to enable persons with a disability to live in a non-institutional setting, accounted for 5.3% of service outlets. Community Access Services, which provide opportunities for persons with a disability to gain their full potential for social independence, constituted 26.6% of all outlets.
Respite Services, which specifically provide a short term break for families and other voluntary caregivers of people with disabilities, accounted for 5.3% of service outlets in 2003-04 in Tasmania.
DISABILITY SERVICE OUTLETS, Tasmanian regions(a) - 2003-04
|Advocacy, information or referral(b)|
|(a) Data included in this table were aggregated into regions from postcode data. As a result, the sum of the components may not always equal the total. The Greater Hobart-Southern Region contains postcodes 7000-7190 and 40% of 7215. The Northern Region contains 7209-7304 excluding 7256, and 60% of 7215. The Mersey-Lyell Region contains 7256 and 7305-7470.|
(b) Generally, advocacy, information and referral services in Tasmania provide a statewide service.
Source: Unpublished data from the 2003-04 Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA), Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.