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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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Recipients of Department of Family and Community Services benefits may also be eligible for a range of supplementary payments and entitlements, including assistance with rent.

At 30 June 2003, the rate of persons receiving Rent Assistance was highest in the Hobart local government area (75.1 recipients per 1,000 persons), and lowest in the King Island local government area (20.3 recipients per 1,000 persons).


RECIPIENTS OF RENT ASSISTANCE, Tasmanian local government areas(a)(b) - 30 June 2003

Recipients
Estimated resident population -
as at 30 June 2003(c)



Local government area

no.

crude rate(d)
(per 1,000 persons)

no.

median age

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
351
26.9
13,070
37
Central Highlands
87
37.2
2,341
46
Clarence
1,607
32.2
49,861
36
Derwent Valley
373
39.7
9,402
37
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
153
37.6
4,071
48
Glenorchy
2,631
59.0
44,577
36
Hobart
3,608
75.1
48,069
36
Huon Valley
640
45.5
14,080
41
Kingborough
956
31.5
30,327
36
Sorell
536
48.1
11,155
41
Southern Midlands
174
30.3
5,742
37
Tasman
102
46.4
2,199
46
Total
11,218
47.8
234,894
40

Northern
Break O'Day
297
50.0
5,938
37
Dorset
192
26.5
7,254
37
Flinders
23
26.3
875
48
George Town
288
43.1
6,680
44
Launceston
4,088
64.5
63,337
36
Meander Valley
814
44.5
18,275
37
Northern Midlands
463
38.5
12,035
37
West Tamar
980
47.4
20,673
36
Total
7,145
52.9
135,067
39

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
1,035
54.4
19,029
38
Central Coast
901
42.8
21,032
37
Circular Head
224
27.7
8,086
40
Devonport
1,221
49.7
24,567
36
Kentish
190
34.3
5,533
49
King Island
34
20.3
1,677
47
Latrobe
408
47.9
8,518
45
Waratah/Wynyard
557
41.3
13,485
39
West Coast
118
22.7
5,189
37
Total
4,688
43.8
107,116
41

Tasmania(e)
23,087
48.4
477,077
40

(a) Data have been aggregated to local government areas from postcode data, consequently, some figures have been rounded.
(b) Small area data in this table has been confidentialised. Totals for Tasmania may differ from 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.

(e) Totals for Tasmania include those recipients whose local government area is unknown.
Source: Department of Family and Community Services, data extracted to ABS definitions.



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