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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Page: 203

Non-English Speaking Backgrounds registered with Centrelink

(Question No. 630)

Ms Templeman asked the Minister for Human Services, in writing, on 24 November 2016:

How many people from non-English speaking backgrounds are registered with Centrelink in (a) the electoral division of Macquarie, and (b) New South Wales.

Mr Tudge: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Customers from a non-English speaking background(1)in receipt of a main income support payment(2):


Customer Count(3)

Electoral Division of Macquarie


State of NSW


(1) Non-English speaking background describes persons born outside of Australia, in countries where English is not the main language spoken. This indicator should be used with caution as it is based on Country of Birth.

(2) Main Income Support Payments were utilised as a customer base to minimise the risk of potential over counting of customers.

(3) Numbers have been rounded.