1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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For 2003-04, there were 207 disability service outlets in Tasmania, funded by the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement. Of these outlets, 46.9% were based in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region. Of the remaining outlets, 29.0% were based in the Northern Region, and 24.1% were based in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

Accommodation Support Services provide accommodation to people with a disability and assist persons with a disability to remain in their existing accommodation. Accommodation support services were the most common disability service type in Tasmania, accounting for 43.0% of all disability service outlets in 2003-04.

Community Support Services, which provide support to enable persons with a disability to live in a non-institutional setting, accounted for 5.3% of service outlets. Community Access Services, which provide opportunities for persons with a disability to gain their full potential for social independence, constituted 26.6% of all outlets.

Respite Services, which specifically provide a short term break for families and other voluntary caregivers of people with disabilities, accounted for 5.3% of service outlets in 2003-04 in Tasmania.

DISABILITY SERVICE OUTLETS, Tasmanian regions(a) - 2003-04

Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Service type

no.

no.

no.

no.

Accommodation support
37
29
23
89
Community support
5
4
2
11
Community access
26
14
15
55
Respite
3
4
4
11
Advocacy, information or referral(b)
19
7
5
31
Other support
7
2
1
10
Total
97
60
50
207

(a) Data included in this table were aggregated into regions from postcode data. As a result, the sum of the components may not always equal the total. The Greater Hobart-Southern Region contains postcodes 7000-7190 and 40% of 7215. The Northern Region contains 7209-7304 excluding 7256, and 60% of 7215. The Mersey-Lyell Region contains 7256 and 7305-7470.
(b) Generally, advocacy, information and referral services in Tasmania provide a statewide service.
Source: Unpublished data from the 2003-04 Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA), Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.


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