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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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Recipients of Department of Family and Community Services benefits may also be eligible for a range of supplementary payments and entitlements, including rent assistance.

At 1 June 2001, the highest proportion of Rent Assistance recipients was located in the Hobart local government area (74.3 recipients per 1,000 persons), while the lowest rate of recipients were located in King Island local government area (25.5 recipients per 1,000 persons).


RECIPIENTS OF RENT ASSISTANCE, 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
460
35.6
12,915
29
Central Highlands
121
52.5
2,316
39
Clarence
1,833
37.0
49,594
38
Derwent Valley
493
52.6
9,373
36
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
214
53.6
3,989
45
Glenorchy
2,858
64.9
44,003
37
Hobart
3,527
74.3
47,446
36
Huon Valley
791
57.1
13,846
36
Kingborough
1,061
36.1
29,379
37
Sorell
626
56.8
11,004
36
Southern Midlands
200
34.9
5,730
36
Tasman
114
50.5
2,259
42
Total
12,298
53.0
231,854
37

Northern
Break O'Day
361
62.4
5,781
43
Dorset
298
40.6
7,339
37
Flinders
38
42.8
887
43
George Town
318
49.0
6,491
36
Launceston
3,964
63.6
62,335
36
Meander Valley
795
44.0
18,066
36
Northern Midlands
534
44.7
11,926
37
West Tamar
986
48.6
20,290
38
Total
7,293
54.8
133,115
37

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
1,001
53.0
18,886
36
Central Coast
1,059
50.4
21,029
38
Circular Head
257
31.9
8,047
34
Devonport
1,485
61.2
24,257
38
Kentish
223
40.5
5,499
36
King Island
44
25.5
1,724
38
Latrobe
473
57.3
8,241
38
Waratah/Wynyard
689
50.6
13,627
37
West Coast
169
30.6
5,516
33
Total
5,399
50.5
106,826
37

Tasmania

24,990

53.0

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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