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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 Disability Support Pension ensures an adequate level of income for people whose physical, intellectual or psychiatric impairment prevents them from working, or for people who are permanently blind.

As at 1 June 2001 the highest rates of Disability Support Pensioners were found in the local government areas of Central Highlands (76.2 per 1,000 persons) and Tasman (73.9 per 1,000 persons). King Island had the lowest rate of Disability Support Pensioners with 21.5 per 1,000 persons.


RECIPIENTS OF DISABILITY SUPPORT 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
895
69.3
12,915
29
Central Highlands
177
76.2
2,316
39
Clarence
1,930
38.9
49,594
38
Derwent Valley
612
65.3
9,373
36
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
211
52.8
3,989
45
Glenorchy
2,610
59.3
44,003
37
Hobart
1,576
33.2
47,446
36
Huon Valley
774
55.9
13,846
36
Kingborough
816
27.8
29,379
37
Sorell
535
48.6
11,004
36
Southern Midlands
355
61.9
5,730
36
Tasman
167
73.9
2,259
42
Total
10,657
46.0
231,854
37

Northern
Break O'Day
366
63.3
5,781
43
Dorset
255
34.7
7,339
37
Flinders
24
27.1
887
43
George Town
378
58.3
6,491
36
Launceston
2,669
42.8
62,335
36
Meander Valley
620
34.3
18,066
36
Northern Midlands
483
40.5
11,926
37
West Tamar
732
36.1
20,290
38
Total
5,527
41.5
133,115
37

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
1,067
56.5
18,886
36
Central Coast
1,095
52.1
21,029
38
Circular Head
253
31.4
8,047
34
Devonport
1,362
56.2
24,257
38
Kentish
251
45.7
5,499
36
King Island
37
21.5
1,724
38
Latrobe
342
41.5
8,241
38
Waratah/Wynyard
765
56.2
13,627
37
West Coast
283
51.3
5,516
33
Total
5,456
51.1
106,826
37

Tasmania

21,640

45.9

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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