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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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As at 30 June 2003, the Mersey-Lyell region of Tasmania had the highest rate of persons receiving the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Newstart Allowance and Family Tax Benefit in the state. The Greater Hobart-Southern region had the highest rate of persons receiving Parenting Payment and Youth Allowance in the state. The Northern region had the highest rate of persons receiving Rent Assistance in the state.

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS, Tasmanian regions(a) - 30 June 2003

Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Payment type

crude rate(b)

crude rate(b)

crude rate(b)

crude rate(b)

Age Pension
101.1
109.6
116.1
106.9
Disability Support Pension
Newstart Allowance
49.1
39.7
45.6
40.6
55.9
42.4
49.7
40.5
Parenting Payment
Youth Allowance
27.6
28.2
21.6
21.2
26.7
22.4
25.7
24.9
Family Tax Benefit
102.2
104.9
110.0
104.8
Rent Assistance
Other Selected Payments
47.8
42.3
52.9
44.9
43.8
50.5
48.4
44.9

(a) Small area data in this table has been confidentialised. Totals for Tasmania may differ from 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: Department of Family and Community Services, data extracted to ABS definitions.


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