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Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Page: 148


Senator McLucas asked the Minister for Human Services, upon notice, on 18 December 2006:

For each of the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, how many recipients of Carer Allowance and Carer Payment were there who were under: (a) 17 years old; and (b) 18 years old.


Senator Ian Campbell (Minister for Human Services) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

Carer Allowance customers by age

Age of Carer

2003

2004

2005

2006

Under 17 years

(0-16 years inclusive)

152

182

219

224

Under 18 years

(0-17 years inclusive)

385

459

489

521

 

Carer Payment customers by age

Age of Carer

2003

2004

2005

2006

Under 17 years

(0-16 years inclusive)

74

94

101

99

Under 18 years

(0-17 years inclusive)

246

272

292

303

Customer numbers are a point in time snapshot data.

The data for Carer Payment is for December of the respective year.

The data for Carer Allowance is:

  • 2 January 2004 for 2003;
  • 7 January 2005 for 2004;
  • 23 December for 2005; and
  • 22 December for 2006.

To prepare this answer it has taken 5 hours and 41 minutes at an estimated cost of $305.