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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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Youth Allowance, which was introduced by the Commonwealth Government in July 1998, is a payment for young Australians who are either:

  • studying
  • undertaking training
  • looking for work
  • temporarily incapacitated.

At 1 June 2001, Hobart local government area recorded a rate of 37.3 Youth Allowance recipients per 1,000 persons, the highest in the state. King Island recorded the lowest rate in the state, 13.9 recipients per 1,000 persons.


RECIPIENTS OF YOUTH ALLOWANCE, 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
427
33.0
12,915
29
Central Highlands
74
32.0
2,316
39
Clarence
1,255
25.3
49,594
38
Derwent Valley
240
25.6
9,373
36
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
70
17.7
3,989
45
Glenorchy
1,293
29.4
44,003
37
Hobart
1,768
37.3
47,446
36
Huon Valley
342
24.7
13,846
36
Kingborough
684
23.3
29,379
37
Sorell
257
23.3
11,004
36
Southern Midlands
171
29.8
5,730
36
Tasman
50
22.1
2,259
42
Total
6,632
28.6
231,854
37

Northern
Break O'Day
139
24.0
5,781
43
Dorset
160
21.9
7,339
37
Flinders
26
29.3
887
43
George Town
156
24.1
6,491
36
Launceston
2,100
33.7
62,335
36
Meander Valley
421
23.3
18,066
36
Northern Midlands
234
19.6
11,926
37
West Tamar
533
26.3
20,290
38
Total
3,769
28.3
133,115
37

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
538
28.5
18,886
36
Central Coast
525
25.0
21,029
38
Circular Head
154
19.1
8,047
34
Devonport
709
29.2
24,257
38
Kentish
144
26.2
5,499
36
King Island
24
13.9
1,724
38
Latrobe
167
20.3
8,241
38
Waratah/Wynyard
352
25.8
13,627
37
West Coast
94
17.1
5,516
33
Total
2,708
25.3
106,826
37

Tasmania

13,109

27.8

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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