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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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Contents >> Crime and justice >> Legal Aid

The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania received 25,746 calls to its telephone advice service in 2002-03, an increase from 2001-02 (25,424 calls) and 2000-01 (21,107 calls).

In 2002-03, some 50.4% of calls were made in Hobart and Southern Tasmania, 30.3% in Launceston and North Eastern Tasmania and 19.2% in the North West and West Coast of Tasmania.


CALLS TO LEGAL AID TELEPHONE ADVICE SERVICE, Tasmanian regions(a)
Region
2000-01(b)
2001-02(b)
2002-03(b)

Hobart and South
11,763
13,238
12,986
Launceston and North East
6,786
7,689
7,813
North West and West Coast
4,558
4,497
4,947
Tasmania(c)
21,107
25,424
25,746

(a) Refer to the Map of Tasmanian Telephone Directory Areas
(b) For 2000-01 and 2001-02 the reference period was the financial year, while for 2002-03 it was 30 June 2002 to 20 June 2003.

(c) Excludes interstate calls and calls of unknown origin.

Source: Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania Annual Report 2002

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