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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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As at 1 June 2001, the Mersey-Lyell Region of Tasmania had the highest rates of people receiving the Age Pension, Newstart Allowance, Disability Support Pension and Family Tax Benefit in the state. The Greater Hobart-Southern Region had the highest proportion of Youth Allowance recipients in the state.


SELECTED COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS, Tasmanian regions(a) - 1 June 2001

Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Payment type

crude rate(b)

crude rate(b)

crude rate(b)

crude rate(b)

Age Pension
97.5
107.2
108.7
102.8
Newstart Allowance
43.8
42.6
47.1
44.2
Youth Allowance
28.6
28.3
25.3
27.8
Disability Support Pension
46.0
41.5
51.1
45.9
Family Tax Benefit
173.1
176.6
185.2
176.8

(a) Small area data in this table has been confidentialised. Totals for Tasmania may differ to those published in Statistics - Tasmania.
(b) Number of recipients per 1,000 persons. This is a crude rate that 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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