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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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The Parenting Payment is available to assist people responsible for caring for children irrespective of their marital status. Parenting Payment is subject to an income and assets test. It provides increased choice for parents in balancing work and family responsibilities.

As at 1 June 2001, there were 49.0 single parenting payments per 1,000 persons in the local government area of Brighton, the highest rate in the state. King Island recorded 12.8 recipients per 1,000 persons, the lowest rate in the state.


RECIPIENTS OF PARENTING PAYMENT (SINGLE), Tasmanian local government areas(a)(b) - 1 June 2001

Recipients
Estimated resident population -
as at 30 June 2001(c)



Local government area

no.

crude rate(d)
(per 1,000 persons)

no.

median age

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
633
49.0
12,915
29
Central Highlands
102
44.2
2,316
39
Clarence
1,302
26.3
49,594
38
Derwent Valley
308
32.8
9,373
36
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
86
21.4
3,989
45
Glenorchy
1,475
33.5
44,003
37
Hobart
750
15.8
47,446
36
Huon Valley
415
30.0
13,846
36
Kingborough
591
20.1
29,379
37
Sorell
398
36.2
11,004
36
Southern Midlands
185
32.3
5,730
36
Tasman
53
23.5
2,259
42
Total
6,299
27.2
231,854
37

Northern
Break O'Day
141
24.5
5,781
43
Dorset
162
22.0
7,339
37
Flinders
17
19.2
887
43
George Town
238
36.7
6,491
36
Launceston
1,884
30.2
62,335
36
Meander Valley
368
20.4
18,066
36
Northern Midlands
231
19.4
11,926
37
West Tamar
453
22.3
20,290
38
Total
3,494
26.2
133,115
37

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
530
28.1
18,886
36
Central Coast
517
24.6
21,029
38
Circular Head
152
18.9
8,047
34
Devonport
808
33.3
24,257
38
Kentish
134
24.3
5,499
36
King Island
22
12.8
1,724
38
Latrobe
194
23.5
8,241
38
Waratah/Wynyard
390
28.6
13,627
37
West Coast
123
22.2
5,516
33
Total
2,870
26.9
106,826
37

Tasmania

12,662

26.8

471,795

37

(a) Data have been aggregated to local government areas from postcode data supplied by Centrelink. Consequently, some figures have been rounded.
(b) Small area data in this table has been confidentialised. Totals for Tasmania may differ to those published in Statistics - Tasmania.
(c) Source: ABS data available on request, Population by Age and Sex.
(d) This is a crude rate only. It has not been adjusted to take into account the population eligible to receive payment. Therefore, care should be taken when interpreting figures.

Source: Centrelink.


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