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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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To receive Newstart Allowance, a person must be:

  • aged 21 years or over and under Age Pension age
  • unemployed
  • an Australian resident and currently in Australia
  • prepared to enter into, comply with and vary an existing Preparing for Work Agreement
  • satisfy an activity test.

At 1 June 2001, the highest rates of Newstart Allowance recipients in Tasmania were located in the local government areas of Break O'Day (72.5 per 1,000 persons) and the Central Highlands (70.8 per 1,000 persons). The lowest rates were found in King Island (22.6 per 1,000 persons) and Kingborough (26.9 per 1,000 persons). Tasmania as a whole had 44.2 recipients per 1,000 persons.


RECIPIENTS OF NEWSTART 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
835
64.7
12,915
29
Central Highlands
164
70.8
2,316
39
Clarence
1,817
36.6
49,594
38
Derwent Valley
551
58.8
9,373
36
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
244
61.1
3,989
45
Glenorchy
2,123
48.2
44,003
37
Hobart
1,905
40.1
47,446
36
Huon Valley
767
55.4
13,846
36
Kingborough
791
26.9
29,379
37
Sorell
498
45.3
11,004
36
Southern Midlands
325
56.7
5,730
36
Tasman
142
62.9
2,259
42
Total
10,162
43.8
231,854
37

Northern
Break O'Day
419
72.5
5,781
43
Dorset
236
32.1
7,339
37
Flinders
56
63.1
887
43
George Town
360
55.4
6,491
36
Launceston
2,683
43.0
62,335
36
Meander Valley
652
36.1
18,066
36
Northern Midlands
457
38.3
11,926
37
West Tamar
810
39.9
20,290
38
Total
5,672
42.6
133,115
37

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
977
51.7
18,886
36
Central Coast
985
46.9
21,029
38
Circular Head
231
28.7
8,047
34
Devonport
1,201
49.5
24,257
38
Kentish
307
55.9
5,499
36
King Island
39
22.6
1,724
38
Latrobe
371
45.1
8,241
38
Waratah/Wynyard
639
46.9
13,627
37
West Coast
276
50.0
5,516
33
Total
5,027
47.1
106,826
37

Tasmania

20,861

44.2

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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