1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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During 2001-02, the Tasmanian Ambulance Service responded to 41,816 separate incidents in Tasmania. The majority of ambulance activity in Tasmania occurred in response to emergencies. This was also true for all regions, with emergencies accounting for 55.2% of all activity in the South region, 51.8% in the North region, and 52.4% in the North West region.


AMBULANCE ACTIVITY, Tasmanian regions - 2001-02

South(a)
North(a)
North West(a)
Tasmania(a)

Ambulance activity

no.

no.

no.

no.

Emergency(b)
11,906
5,550
4,987
22,443
Urgent(c)
6,549
2,911
2,849
12,309
Non-emergency(d)
3,131
2,248
1,685
7,064

Total

21,586

10,709

9,521

41,816

(a) All activity is recorded by regions corresponding to the (03)62, (03)63 and (03)64 telephone directory areas. Refer to the Map of Tasmanian Telephone Directory Areas
(b) Immediate response. Incident is potentially life-threatening.

(c) Response desirable within 30 minutes.
(d) Requires ambulance transport.

Source: Tasmanian Ambulance Service, Department of Health and Human Services.


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