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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 31.3 partnered parenting payments per 1,000 persons in the local government area of Break O'Day, the highest rate in the state. Hobart recorded 6.5 recipients per 1,000 persons, the lowest rate in the state.


RECIPIENTS OF PARENTING PAYMENT (PARTNERED), 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
362
28.0
12,915
29
Central Highlands
65
28.1
2,316
39
Clarence
579
11.7
49,594
38
Derwent Valley
209
22.3
9,373
36
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
86
21.5
3,989
45
Glenorchy
653
14.8
44,003
37
Hobart
309
6.5
47,446
36
Huon Valley
378
27.3
13,846
36
Kingborough
358
12.2
29,379
37
Sorell
203
18.5
11,004
36
Southern Midlands
145
25.4
5,730
36
Tasman
62
27.4
2,259
42
Total
3,410
14.7
231,854
37

Northern
Break O'Day
181
31.3
5,781
43
Dorset
118
16.1
7,339
37
Flinders
16
18.0
887
43
George Town
125
19.3
6,491
36
Launceston
848
13.6
62,335
36
Meander Valley
301
16.7
18,066
36
Northern Midlands
227
19.1
11,926
37
West Tamar
305
15.0
20,290
38
Total
2,122
15.9
133,115
37

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
344
18.2
18,886
36
Central Coast
361
17.2
21,029
38
Circular Head
149
18.5
8,047
34
Devonport
414
17.0
24,257
38
Kentish
160
29.1
5,499
36
King Island
18
10.4
1,724
38
Latrobe
141
17.1
8,241
38
Waratah/Wynyard
296
21.7
13,627
37
West Coast
97
17.7
5,516
33
Total
1,980
18.5
106,826
37

Tasmania

7,511

15.9

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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