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Use of Seniors Card, WA
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    Information was collected from persons aged 50 years and over in 3,700 private dwellings spread throughtout WA by either face-to-face or telephone interview. Persons aged 60 years and over were the main focus of the survey because they are the population eligible for the Seniors Card. However, opinions were also sought from people aged 50-59 years about eligibility criteria and the types of concessions and discounts they considered should be made available.

    All data relate to individuals and where an opinion was sought the answer is regarded as the opinion of the individual.

    PURPOSE
    The objectives of this survey were:

    • to measure levels of eligibility, uptake and usage of the Seniors Card;
    • to obtain information to assist in developing promotional strategies;
    • to determine the extent to which the original purpose of the Card is being achieved;
    • to ascertain whether Seniors believe the eligibility criteria should be changed; and
    • to ascertain whether Seniors Card holders believe the range of concessions and discounts should be extended.

    SCOPE
    Target population was all persons aged 50 years or more living in private dwellings. The majority of questions were aimed at those aged 60 years or more, with 5 questions directed to persons who were Seniors, or aged 50-59. Other MPS scope and coverage rules apply.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    Information was collected from persons aged 50 years and over in 3,700 private dwellings spread throughout Western Australia by either face-to-face or telephone interview. Persons aged 60 years and over were the main focus of the survey because they are the population eligible for the Seniors Card. However, opinions were also sought from people aged 50-59 years (that is, future Seniors Card holders) about eligibility criteria and the types of concessions and discounts they considered should be made available.

    Main outputs


    • Characteristics of Seniors with/without a Seniors Card
    • Eligible Seniors who do not have a Seniors Card
    • Former Card holders - reasons for no longer having a Card
    • Eligible Seniors - reasons for not applying for Card
    • Multiple concession card holders - reasons for using Seniors Card instead of other cards
    • Extra concessions requested
    • Eligibility criteria - preferred minimum age
    • Eligibility criteria - preferred maximum of hours worked per week

    Classifications
    Labour Force standard classifications were used.

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not applicable.

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Western Australia
    Part of State Extra-Metropolitan
    Capital City Statistical Division

    Comments and/or Other Regions


    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Adhoc

    Frequency comments


    COLLECTION HISTORY
    Not applicable, one-off survey.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Published in Eligibility, Uptake and Usage of Seniors Card, Western Australia, (ABS Cat. No. 4178.5)


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    09/05/2002 06:43 PM



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