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Wednesday, 3 December 2003
Page: 23759


Mr Jenkins asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 3 November 2003:

(1) What sum in child care assistance per child per annum was allocated to (a) family, (b) private long, and (c) community long day care in (i) Australia, and (ii) Victoria.

(2) What sum in child care assistance per child per annum was allocated to (a) family, (b) private long, and (c) community long day care in the postcode areas (i) 3074, (ii) 3075, (iii) 3076, (iv) 3082, (v) 3083 (vi) 3087, (vii) 3088, (viii) 3089, (ix) 3090, (x) 3091, and (xi) 3752.


Mr Anthony (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) The average amount of Child Care Benefit paid per child for the 2002-03 financial year for (a) family, (b) private long and (c) community long day care in (i) Australia and (ii) Victoria is as follows:

Child Care Benefit ($) per child

Location

FDC

Private LDC

Community LDC

Australia

1484.82

1744.47

1463.67

Victoria

1374.45

1772.11

1526.93

Note: FDC - Family day care, LDC - Long Day Care

Source: Centrelink administrative data as at 3/10/03

(2) The average amount of Child Care Benefit paid per child for the 2002-03 financial year for (a) family, (b) private long and (c) community long day care for the requested postcode areas is as follows:

Child Care Benefit ($) per child

Postcode

FDC

Private LDC

Community LDC

3074 (i)

1800.38

2238.66

2500.44

3075 (ii)

2008.36

2280.13

2462.51

3076 (iii)

1448.15

1882.87

1954.86

3082 (iv)

1278.58

1939.61

1706.55

3083 (v)

1475.28

1899.01

1836.17

3087 (vi)

1139.49

1690.16

1763.07

3088 (vii)

1147.64

1491.08

1076.44

3089 (viii)

998.36

1120.07

1332.91

3090 (ix)

1929.17*

1081.72

1411.77*

3091 (x)

497.97*

927.91

306.05*

3752 (xi)

1272.1

1779.5

1205.42

Note: FDC - Family day care, LDC - Long Day Care

Source: Centrelink administrative data as at 3/10/03

* Within these postcodes the average child care benefit per child may be unreliable due to the low count of children using these services.