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Thursday, 25 May 2006
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Ms Plibersek asked the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, in writing, on 7 December 2005:

For (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003, (c) 2003-2004, and (d) 2004-2005, for how many children in each State and Territory was Child Care Benefit paid for (i) long day care, (ii) family day care, (iii) before school care, (iv) after school care, and (v) occasional care.


Mr Brough (Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(a) (i)   (ii) (iii) (iv) and (v) In 2001-02, the number of children(1) in each State and Territory for whom Child Care Benefit was paid was:

State

Long Day Care

Family Day Care

Outside School Hours Care(2)

Occasional Care

New South Wales

182,100

48,800

52,400

7,800

Victoria

110,900

41,000

60,800

6,100

Queensland

161,500

33,700

56,600

3,300

South Australia

34,400

18,200

29,500

700

Western Australia

51,900

13,400

11,000

2,400

Tasmania

10,100

8,200

5,000

500

Northern Territory

4,400

1,800

2,500

0

Australian Capital Territory

7,900

3,600

6,100

700

(1)   Children will be counted once for each State/Service Type combination they used in the financial year. Table rows and columns cannot be added to obtain national totals as children may use more than one service type, or use care in more than one State/Territory, within a year.

(2)   It is not possible to separately count children attending After (ASC) and Before School (BSC) Hours Care in the Centrelink administrative data, as many ASC and BSC services are combined on the Centrelink administrative system. Source: Centrelink administrative data

(b) (i)   (ii) (iii) (iv) and (v) In 2002-03, the number of children(1) in each State and Territory for whom Child Care Benefit was paid was:

State

Long Day Care

Family Day Care

Outside School Hours Care(2)

Occasional Care

New South Wales

189,000

52,400

57,100

7,700

Victoria

111,300

41,000

66,600

5,800

Queensland

168,600

33,900

62,600

3,200

South Australia

34,600

17,700

32,100

700

Western Australia

52,700

12,900

12,000

2,500

Tasmania

10,100

8,300

5,200

500

Northern Territory

4,400

1,600

2,600

0

Australian Capital Territory

9,100

3,300

6,700

600

(1)   Children will be counted once for each State/Service Type combination they used in the financial year. Table rows and columns cannot be added to obtain national totals as children may use more than one service type, or use care in more than one State/Territory, within a year.

(2)   It is not possible to separately count children attending After (ASC) and Before School (BSC) Hours Care in the Centrelink administrative data, as many ASC and BSC services are combined on the Centrelink administrative system. Source: Centrelink administrative data

(c) (i)   (ii) (iii) (iv) and (v) In 2003-04, the number of children(1) in each State and Territory for whom Child Care Benefit was paid was:

State

Long Day Care

Family Day Care

Outside School Hours Care(2)

Occasional Care

New South Wales

191,200

50,500

56,100

6,800

Victoria

110,100

39,300

68,400

5,500

Queensland

173,300

33,400

66,100

3,000

South Australia

34,800

16,000

32,300

600

Western Australia

54,400

12,400

11,600

2,100

Tasmania

10,600

8,400

5,700

500

Northern Territory

4,700

1,600

2,700

0

Australian Capital Territory

9,200

3,000

6,500

400

(1)   Children will be counted once for each State/Service Type combination they used in the financial year. Table rows and columns cannot be added to obtain national totals as children may use more than one service type, or use care in more than one State/Territory, within a year.

(2)   It is not possible to separately count children attending After (ASC) and Before School (BSC) Hours Care in the Centrelink administrative data, as many ASC and BSC services are combined on the Centrelink administrative system. Source: Centrelink administrative data

(d) (i)   (ii) (iii) (iv) and (v) In 2004-05, the number of children(1) in each State and Territory for whom Child Care Benefit was paid was:

State

Long Day Care

Family Day Care

Outside School Hours Care(2)

Occasional Care

New South Wales

196,400

49,900

58,300

6,400

Victoria

111,800

37,700

71,400

5,200

Queensland

177,400

32,800

69,500

2,600

South Australia

35,600

13,900

33,700

500

Western Australia

58,100

11,900

11,800

2,000

Tasmania

12,000

8,100

5,900

400

Northern Territory

4,900

1,400

2,900

0

Australian Capital Territory

9,200

2,800

6,700

300

(1)   Children will be counted once for each State/Service Type combination they used in the financial year. Table rows and columns cannot be added to obtain national totals as children may use more than one service type, or use care in more than one State/Territory, within a year.

(2)   It is not possible to separately count children attending After (ASC) and Before School (BSC) Hours Care in the Centrelink administrative data, as many ASC and BSC services are combined on the Centrelink administrative system. Source: Centrelink administrative data