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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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Newstart Mature Age Allowance assists older long-term unemployed people facing difficulties obtaining work.

At 1 June 2001, the local government area of Break O'Day had 7.2 Mature Age Newstart recipients per 1,000 persons. Tasmania recorded a rate of 2.7 recipients per 1,000 persons.


RECIPIENTS OF NEWSTART MATURE AGE 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
30
2.3
12,915
29
Central Highlands
9
4.1
2,316
39
Clarence
102
2.1
49,594
38
Derwent Valley
37
4.0
9,373
36
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
22
5.6
3,989
45
Glenorchy
123
2.8
44,003
37
Hobart
60
1.3
47,446
36
Huon Valley
30
2.1
13,846
36
Kingborough
53
1.8
29,379
37
Sorell
38
3.4
11,004
36
Southern Midlands
6
1.1
5,730
36
Tasman
-
-
2,259
42
Total
512
2.2
231,854
37

Northern
Break O'Day
41
7.2
5,781
43
Dorset
16
2.2
7,339
37
Flinders
-
-
887
43
George Town
25
3.8
6,491
36
Launceston
167
2.7
62,335
36
Meander Valley
59
3.3
18,066
36
Northern Midlands
41
3.5
11,926
37
West Tamar
82
4.1
20,290
38
Total
432
3.2
133,115
37

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
71
3.8
18,886
36
Central Coast
62
3.0
21,029
38
Circular Head
10
1.3
8,047
34
Devonport
81
3.3
24,257
38
Kentish
28
5.1
5,499
36
King Island
-
-
1,724
38
Latrobe
36
4.3
8,241
38
Waratah/Wynyard
46
3.4
13,627
37
West Coast
15
2.7
5,516
33
Total
349
3.3
106,826
37

Tasmania

1,293

2.7

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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