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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Welfare >> Commonwealth government payments >> Disability Support Pension

The Disability Support Pension ensures an adequate level of income for people whose physical, intellectual or psychiatric impairment prevents them from working, or for people who are permanently blind.

As at 30 June 2003 the highest rates of persons receiving the Disability Support Pension were found in the local government areas of Tasman (81.4 per 1,000 persons) and Southern Midlands (75.2 per 1,000 persons). Flinders Island had the lowest rate of persons receiving the Disability Support Pension with 25.1 per 1,000 persons.


RECIPIENTS OF DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION, 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
927
70.9
13,070
37
Central Highlands
175
74.8
2,341
46
Clarence
1,987
39.9
49,861
36
Derwent Valley
664
70.6
9,402
37
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
250
61.4
4,071
48
Glenorchy
2,874
64.5
44,577
36
Hobart
1,672
34.8
48,069
36
Huon Valley
876
62.2
14,080
41
Kingborough
899
29.6
30,327
36
Sorell
589
52.8
11,155
41
Southern Midlands
432
75.2
5,742
37
Tasman
179
81.4
2,199
46
Total
11,524
49.1
234,894
40

Northern
Break O'Day
427
71.9
5,938
37
Dorset
270
37.2
7,254
37
Flinders
22
25.1
875
48
George Town
457
68.4
6,680
44
Launceston
2,871
45.3
63,337
36
Meander Valley
763
41.8
18,275
37
Northern Midlands
524
43.5
12,035
37
West Tamar
825
39.9
20,673
36
Total
6,159
45.6
135,067
39

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
1,186
62.3
19,029
38
Central Coast
1,205
57.3
21,032
37
Circular Head
313
38.7
8,086
40
Devonport
1,384
56.3
24,567
36
Kentish
293
53.0
5,533
49
King Island
44
26.2
1,677
47
Latrobe
404
47.4
8,518
45
Waratah/Wynyard
835
61.9
13,485
39
West Coast
329
63.4
5,189
37
Total
5,993
55.9
107,116
41

Tasmania(e)
23,702
49.7
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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