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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3717

Mr Les McMahon (SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister, representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many mothers in the electoral division of Sydney with children aged (a) 1 to 5 years, (b) 6 to 10 years, (c) 1 1 to 15 years and (d) 16 and over are in receipt of family allowance.

(2   ) How many children are there in the division in each of the age groups in part ( 1 ).

Mr Hunt -The Minister for Social Security has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   No information is available on the numbers of mothers in receipt of family allowances cross-classified with the ages of children. However, the total number of families receiving family allowances in the electoral division of Sydney was estimated to be 1 2 270 at 4 October 1 976.

(2)   It is estimated that there were 22 130 children in these families, for whom family allowance were paid. The estimated numbers in the various age groups are: (a) 1 to 5 years: 8470, (b) 6 to 10 years: 6600, (c) 1 1 to 15 years: 5930 and ( d ) 1 6 years and oven 1130.

The number of families in electoral divisions in receipt of family allowance is obtained by accumulating figures for individual postcode districts within the electoral divisions. Since some postcodes can be in two or more electoral divisions some estimation is necessary.

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