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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Contents >> Welfare >> Disability support services >> Persons receiving services

On the snapshot day of 22 May 2002, an estimated 1,388 people with disabilities accessed 1,669 services in Tasmania funded by the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement. Of these services, the majority (76.2%) were received by people who identified their primary disability as intellectual. People with a physical disability received a further 6.2% of services.

State-wide, males accessed 54.0% of services, and females received the remaining 45.2% of services (source: Department of Health and Human Services).


PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY RECEIVING SERVICES, Tasmanian regions(a) - 22 May 2002

Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Disability type(b)

no.

no.

no.

no.

Developmental delay
-
-
-
-
Intellectual
656
312
303
1,271
Autism
8
9
16
33
Physical
46
28
30
104
Acquired brain injury
32
43
11
86
Speech
3
-
-
3
Psychiatric
41
5
10
56
Neurological
39
26
21
86
Other(c)
8
16
6
30
Total
833
439
397
1,669

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Refers to persons receiving a Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement funded service on the snapshot day. Note that it is possible for a single person to utilise more than one service on a given day.
(b) Refers to the person's primary disability.
(c) Includes 'not stated' and specific learning/ADD, deafblind, vision and hearing disability types.

Source: Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement Minimum Data Set collection, Department of Health and Human Services.


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