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Thursday, 24 June 2004
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Ms Burke asked the Minister representing the Minister for Family and Community Services, upon notice, on 31 March 2004:

(1) How many (a) disability pension, (b) aged pension, (c) Common Youth Allowance and (d) Newstart Allowance recipients reside in the electoral divisions of (i) Chisholm, and (ii) Deakin.

(2) For each of the financial years 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, and 2002-2003, what was the average number of people receiving (a) disability pensions, (b) aged pensions, (c) Common Youth Allowance and (d) Newstart Allowance in the electoral divisions of (i) Chisholm, and (ii) Deakin.

(3) How many (a) disability pension, (b) aged pension, (c) Common Youth Allowance and (d) Newstart Allowance recipients reside in each of the postcode areas within the electoral divisions of (i) Chisholm, and (ii) Deakin.

(4) For each of the financial years 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001- 2002, and 2002-2003, what was the average number of people receiving (a) disability pensions, (b) aged pensions, (c) Common Youth Allowance and (d) Newstart Allowance in each of the postcode areas within the electoral divisions of (i) Chisholm and (ii) Deakin.


Mr Anthony (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs) —The Minister for Family and Community Services has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) (a) to (d) Current customer numbers (as at 29 February 2004) for each payment type by electorate:

Payment Type

Electorate of Deakin

Electorate of Chisholm

Age Pension

12 221

12 734

Disability Support Pension

2903

2668

Youth Allowance

1728

1860

Newstart Allowance

2061

2106

(2) (a) to (d)

Average customer numbers for the 2002-03 financial year in each payment type within the electorates of Deakin and Chisholm are as follows:

Payment Type

Electorate of Deakin

Electorate of Chisholm

Age Pension

11 902

12 420

Disability Support Pension

2695

2563

Youth Allowance

1689

1867

Newstart Allowance

1849

1745

(3) (a) to (d)

Customer numbers (as at 29 February 2004) for each payment type by postcode within the electorates of Deakin and Chisholm are as follows.

ELECTORATE OF DEAKIN

Postcode

Disability Support Pension

Age Pension

Youth Allowance

Newstart Allowance

3130

589

3483

441

439

3131

455

2057

252

330

3132

349

1394

226

255

3133

47

233

36

43

3134

610

2129

320

427

3135

339

1278

180

232

3136

231

718

128

169

3151

169

749

98

89

3153

114

180

47

77

OTHER

<20

<20

<20

<20

TOTAL

2903

12 221

1728

2061

ELECTORATE OF CHISHOLM

Postcode

Disability Support Pension

Age Pension

Youth Allowance

Newstart Allowance

3125

273

1268

176

157

3127

90

527

103

64

3128

347

1425

259

305

3129

289

1578

173

219

3147

148

632

107

125

3148

259

825

129

183

3149

551

3469

422

419

3150

76

606

87

81

3151

105

454

58

71

3166

318

1097

148

236

3168

212

787

174

213

OTHER

<20

66

24

33

TOTAL

2668

12 734

1860

2106

(4) (a) to (d)

Average customer numbers for the 2002-03 financial year for each payment type by postcode within the electorates of Deakin and Chisholm are as follows:

ELECTORATE OF DEAKIN

Postcode

Disability Support Pension

Age Pension

Youth Allowance

Newstart Allowance

3130

575

3361

445

393

3131

430

2031

300

321

3132

331

1386

227

241

3133

46

226

31

31

3134

550

2055

297

362

3135

293

1272

135

214

3136

215

682

111

140

3151

157

710

103

87

3153

99

179

42

61

OTHER

<20

<20

<20

<20

TOTAL

2695

11 902

1689

1849

ELECTORATE OF CHISHOLM

Postcode

Disability Support Pension

Age Pension

Youth Allowance

Newstart Allowance

3125

264

1231

167

152

3127

83

510

66

49

3128

342

1340

241

264

3129

287

1567

185

175

3147

132

628

116

101

3148

249

818

144

160

3149

547

3398

434

348

3150

71

575

97

70

3151

103

438

58

52

3166

289

1054

159

197

3168

197

797

177

178

OTHER

<20

65

23

<20

TOTAL

2563

12 420

1867

1745

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Note:

Information by electorate cannot be provided for financial years before 2002-03, as Centrelink does not have geographic data sets that would enable mapping of location to electorates.

(1) Centrelink estimates that customer populations for each electorate may be understated by up to 10 per cent due to addresses which are not properly coded;

(2) Customer numbers for 2002-03 are the average of numbers at the end of each of the four quarters; and

(3) Counts of less than 20 are shown as <20 for privacy reasons and are excluded from totals.