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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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The Age Pension seeks to ensure that people who have reached retirement age have an adequate level of income. Subject to an income and assets test, men aged 65 years and over are eligible for the Age Pension. For women, it depends on their date of birth. From 1 July 1995, the minimum age of 60 years for women to receive the Age Pension began to increase. By 2014, the minimum qualifying age for women will be 65 years, making it the same as for men.

At 30 June 2003 the local government area of Break O'Day had the highest rate of persons receiving the Age Pension in the state, with 139.9 recipients per 1,000 persons. Brighton local government area had 63.0 persons receiving the Age Pension per 1,000 persons, the lowest rate in the state.


RECIPIENTS OF AGE PENSION, Tasmanian local government areas(a)(b)

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
823
63.0
13,070
37
Central Highlands
223
95.3
2,341
46
Clarence
5,311
106.5
49,861
36
Derwent Valley
1,024
108.9
9,402
37
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
556
136.6
4,071
48
Glenorchy
5,683
127.5
44,577
36
Hobart
4,072
84.7
48,069
36
Huon Valley
1,383
98.2
14,080
41
Kingborough
2,731
90.1
30,327
36
Sorell
1,141
102.3
11,155
41
Southern Midlands
520
90.6
5,742
37
Tasman
278
126.4
2,199
46
Total
23,745
101.1
234,894
40

Northern
Break O'Day
831
139.9
5,938
37
Dorset
871
120.1
7,254
37
Flinders
89
101.7
875
48
George Town
698
104.5
6,680
44
Launceston
6,750
106.6
63,337
36
Meander Valley
1,975
108.1
18,275
37
Northern Midlands
1,212
100.7
12,035
37
West Tamar
2,377
115.0
20,673
36
Total
14,803
109.6
135,067
39

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
2,154
113.2
19,029
38
Central Coast
2,701
128.4
21,032
37
Circular Head
650
80.4
8,086
40
Devonport
3,005
122.3
24,567
36
Kentish
563
101.8
5,533
49
King Island
119
71.0
1,677
47
Latrobe
1,153
135.4
8,518
45
Waratah/Wynyard
1,632
121.0
13,485
39
West Coast
460
88.6
5,189
37
Total
12,437
116.1
107,116
41

Tasmania(e)
51,016
106.9
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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