For the 2003-04 period, 3,825 persons used disability services funded by the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement in Tasmania. Of these service users, 45.5% identified their primary disability as intellectual. A further 15.5% identified their primary disability as physical.
Approximately 43.7% of disability service users used services in the Greater Hobart-Southern region, followed by 42.5% in the Northern region and 16.1% in the Mersey-Lyell region.
PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY RECEIVING SERVICES, Tasmanian regions(a)(b)(c) - 2003-04
Primary disability group(e)
|Acquired brain injury|
|Total service users|
|- nil or rounded to zero|
(a) The data presented has been confidentialised to prevent identification of individuals.
(b) Service user data are estimates after use of a statistical linkage key to account for individuals who receive services from more than one service type outlet during the 12-month period from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004.
(c) 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.
(d) Totals for Tasmania may not be the sum of the components since individuals may have accessed services in more than one region during the 12 month period.
(e) Refers to the person's primary disability.
(f) Includes 'not stated' and specific learning/ADD, deafblind, vision and hearing disability group.
Source: Unpublished data from the 2003-04 Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA), Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.