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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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A Carer Payment is a payment to a person providing full-time personal care or supervision to a person with a disability, medical condition or who is frail aged. Carer Payment also allows maximum opportunities to participate in society through respite provisions and training, education and employment assistance.

At 1 June 2001, Carer Payment was made to 9.7 per 1,000 persons in the local government area of Break O'Day. Tasmania as a whole recorded 4.0 Carer Payment recipients per 1,000 persons.


RECIPIENTS OF CARER PAYMENT, 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
97
7.5
12,915
29
Central Highlands
16
7.1
2,316
39
Clarence
163
3.3
49,594
38
Derwent Valley
53
5.7
9,373
36
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
23
5.7
3,989
45
Glenorchy
246
5.6
44,003
37
Hobart
60
1.3
47,446
36
Huon Valley
65
4.7
13,846
36
Kingborough
52
1.8
29,379
37
Sorell
52
4.7
11,004
36
Southern Midlands
31
5.4
5,730
36
Tasman
5
2.2
2,259
42
Total
863
3.7
231,854
37

Northern
Break O'Day
56
9.7
5,781
43
Dorset
23
3.1
7,339
37
Flinders
-
-
887
43
George Town
28
4.3
6,491
36
Launceston
269
4.3
62,335
36
Meander Valley
68
3.8
18,066
36
Northern Midlands
46
3.8
11,926
37
West Tamar
77
3.8
20,290
38
Total
567
4.3
133,115
37

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
75
4.0
18,886
36
Central Coast
104
5.0
21,029
38
Circular Head
24
3.0
8,047
34
Devonport
133
5.5
24,257
38
Kentish
23
4.2
5,499
36
King Island
-
-
1,724
38
Latrobe
32
3.9
8,241
38
Waratah/Wynyard
65
4.8
13,627
37
West Coast
23
4.2
5,516
33
Total
480
4.5
106,826
37

Tasmania

1,910

4.0

471,795

37

- nil or rounded to zero
(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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