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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Welfare >> Commonwealth government payments >> Parenting Payment (Single)

The Parenting Payment for single people is paid to primary carers of at least one child aged under 8.

For further information about Parenting Payment see http://www.centrelink.gov.au and follow these headings: Individuals, Parent or Guardian, Payments to help you raise children, Parenting Payment.

As at 30 June 2003, there were 45.2 persons receiving the Parenting Payment per 1,000 persons in the local government area of Brighton, the highest rate in the state. Hobart recorded 15.6 recipients per 1,000 persons, the lowest rate in the state.


RECIPIENTS OF PARENTING PAYMENT (SINGLE), 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
591
45.2
13,070
37
Central Highlands
93
39.7
2,341
46
Clarence
1,331
26.7
49,861
36
Derwent Valley
311
33.1
9,402
37
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
95
23.3
4,071
48
Glenorchy
1,620
36.3
44,577
36
Hobart
749
15.6
48,069
36
Huon Valley
419
29.8
14,080
41
Kingborough
595
19.6
30,327
36
Sorell
394
35.3
11,155
41
Southern Midlands
221
38.5
5,742
37
Tasman
61
27.7
2,199
46
Total
6,480
27.6
234,894
40

Northern
Break O'Day
178
30.0
5,938
37
Dorset
162
22.3
7,254
37
Flinders
36
41.1
875
48
George Town
na
na
6,680
44
Launceston
1,848
29.2
63,337
36
Meander Valley
449
24.6
18,275
37
Northern Midlands
247
20.5
12,035
37
West Tamar
na
na
20,673
36
Total
2,920
21.6
135,067
39

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
664
34.9
19,029
38
Central Coast
530
25.2
21,032
37
Circular Head
162
20.0
8,086
40
Devonport
817
33.3
24,567
36
Kentish
148
26.7
5,533
49
King Island
na
na
1,677
47
Latrobe
na
na
8,518
45
Waratah/Wynyard
401
29.7
13,485
39
West Coast
142
27.4
5,189
37
Total
2,864
26.7
107,116
41

Tasmania(e)
12,264
25.7
477,077
40

na not available
(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 derived only from the available data.
Source: Department of Family and Community Services, data extracted to ABS definitions.


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