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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 Wife Pension may be paid to the female partner of an age or disability support pensioner who is not receiving any other income support payment in her own right. New grants of Wife Pension ceased after 30 June 1995.

Some 72.7% of wife pensioners are partners of disability support pensioners, while 27.3% are partners of age pensioners (source: Statistics - Tasmania as at 7/1/2003). Wife Pensioners are most likely to be found in Tasman local government area, with 12.4 recipients per 1,000 persons.


RECIPIENTS OF WIFE PENSION, 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
120
9.3
12,915
29
Central Highlands
25
10.6
2,316
39
Clarence
228
4.6
49,594
38
Derwent Valley
84
9.0
9,373
36
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
38
9.6
3,989
45
Glenorchy
228
5.2
44,003
37
Hobart
71
1.5
47,446
36
Huon Valley
132
9.6
13,846
36
Kingborough
99
3.4
29,379
37
Sorell
83
7.5
11,004
36
Southern Midlands
62
10.7
5,730
36
Tasman
28
12.4
2,259
42
Total
1,199
5.2
231,854
37

Northern
Break O'Day
65
11.3
5,781
43
Dorset
62
8.5
7,339
37
Flinders
-
-
887
43
George Town
75
11.6
6,491
36
Launceston
274
4.4
62,335
36
Meander Valley
91
5.0
18,066
36
Northern Midlands
55
4.6
11,926
37
West Tamar
117
5.7
20,290
38
Total
739
5.6
133,115
37

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
157
8.3
18,886
36
Central Coast
175
8.3
21,029
38
Circular Head
29
3.6
8,047
34
Devonport
209
8.6
24,257
38
Kentish
41
7.5
5,499
36
King Island
-
-
1,724
38
Latrobe
62
7.6
8,241
38
Waratah/Wynyard
132
9.7
13,627
37
West Coast
46
8.4
5,516
33
Total
851
8.0
106,826
37

Tasmania

2,789

5.9

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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