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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Indicators of household financial stress and deprivation include:

  • Spent more money than received in the last 12 months
  • Were unable to raise $2,000 in a week for something important
  • Could not pay electricity, gas or telephone bills on time
  • Could not pay car registration or insurance on time
  • Pawned or sold something
  • Went without meals
  • Could not afford to heat the home
  • Sought assistance from welfare/community organisations
  • Sought financial help from friends or family
  • Could not afford a holiday for at least one week a year
  • Could not afford a night out once a fortnight
  • Could not afford friends or family over for a meal once a month
  • Could not afford a special meal once a week
  • Could only afford secondhand clothes most of the time
  • Could not afford leisure or hobby activities


For further information on financial stress see: Household income, living standards and financial stress (Year Book Australia, 2002).


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