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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/01/2007  Ceased
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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 30 June 2003, the highest rates of persons receiving Newstart Allowance in Tasmania were located in the local government areas of Break O'Day (68.4 per 1,000 persons) and the Tasman (64.6 per 1,000 persons). The lowest rates were found in King Island (19.1 per 1,000 persons) and Kingborough (24.3 per 1,000 persons). Tasmania as a whole had 40.5 recipients per 1,000 persons.


RECIPIENTS OF NEWSTART ALLOWANCE, 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
675
51.6
13,070
37
Central Highlands
131
56.0
2,341
46
Clarence
1,594
32.0
49,861
36
Derwent Valley
506
53.8
9,402
37
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
194
47.7
4,071
48
Glenorchy
2,051
46.0
44,577
36
Hobart
1,721
35.8
48,069
36
Huon Valley
739
52.5
14,080
41
Kingborough
737
24.3
30,327
36
Sorell
518
46.4
11,155
41
Southern Midlands
307
53.5
5,742
37
Tasman
142
64.6
2,199
46
Total
9,315
39.7
234,894
40

Northern
Break O'Day
406
68.4
5,938
37
Dorset
224
30.9
7,254
37
Flinders
39
44.6
875
48
George Town
334
50.0
6,680
44
Launceston
2,579
40.7
63,337
36
Meander Valley
717
39.2
18,275
37
Northern Midlands
378
31.4
12,035
37
West Tamar
811
39.2
20,673
36
Total
5,488
40.6
135,067
39

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
962
50.6
19,029
38
Central Coast
833
39.6
21,032
37
Circular Head
212
26.2
8,086
40
Devonport
1,051
42.8
24,567
36
Kentish
295
53.3
5,533
49
King Island
32
19.1
1,677
47
Latrobe
353
41.4
8,518
45
Waratah/Wynyard
522
38.7
13,485
39
West Coast
278
53.6
5,189
37
Total
4,538
42.4
107,116
41

Tasmania
19,341
40.5
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.

Source: Department of Family and Community Services, data extracted to ABS definitions.


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