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Tuesday, 13 May 1997
Page: 3435

(Question No. 1354)


Mrs Johnston asked the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, upon notice, on 26 February 1997:

Is he able to say how many Vietnam Veterans live in the electoral division of Canning.


Mr Bruce Scott —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

As part of the project which involved the establishment of the Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans the postcode for 47,772 of the 53,006 (90.1%) of the living male military Vietnam Veterans (source Australia Electoral Roll—April 1995) is known.

There were 351 of the 47,772 Vietnam Veterans resident in the electoral division of Canning.

Notes:

1.   There were 10 female military veterans resident in Western Australia. To respect privacy considerations this number has not been broken down to smaller regions; and

2.   The latest available postcode to electoral division concordance was used to convert this information to electoral divisions (this is based on the boundaries used in the March 1996 Federal election). The use of the concordance is necessary as some postcodes cross electoral division boundaries.