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Human Services Statistics

The Human Services Dashboard provides headline indicators and supporting statistics, including those previously presented in Your Human Services Progress Chart. Our aim is to provide transparent and timely information on the Human Services system to ensure accountability and openness.

To find out more about the Human Services Dashboard statistics, please email stats@dhhs.tas.gov.au We would also welcome your feedback and thoughts on how we might improve the content and presentation of these pages.

Publication date: 29 June 2018

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Housing

Applications on the Housing Register

3412
applications

Mar 18

3412,3393,3364,3512,3528,3445,3267,3184,3057,2962,3828,3921
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since MonthMar 18Feb 18Jan 18Dec 17Nov 17Oct 17Sep 17Aug 17Jul 17Jun 17May 17Apr 17

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Applications on the Housing Register

The number of open applications on the Housing Register, as at the end of each month.

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Month Applications
No.
Mar 18 3412
Feb 18 3393
Jan 18 3364
Dec 17 3512
Nov 17 3528
Oct 17 3445
Sep 17 3267
Aug 17 3184
Jul 17 3057
Jun 17 2962
May 17 3828
Apr 17 3921

About the measure: Housing Connect undertakes an assessment of eligibility and prioritisation of applicants according to their housing needs and places them on the Housing Register if appropriate.

About the data: The routine practice of ongoing review of applications every six months was paused when the Housing Management System was introduced. This practice was reinstated during 2017. More than half of the applications on the waiting list were reviewed over an eight week period and about one thousand were closed within the system. This has impacted the number of applications on the waiting list for June 2017.

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Housing

Average time to house priority applicants

72
weeks

Mar 18 quarter

72,63,60,49
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since QuarterMar 18 quarterDec 17 quarterSep 17 quarterJun 17 quarter

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Average time to house priority applicants

The average number of weeks to house priority applicants, per quarter (Public Housing only).

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Quarter Time to House
Weeks
Mar 18 quarter 72
Dec 17 quarter 63
Sep 17 quarter 60
Jun 17 quarter 49

About the measure: This measure is calculated quarterly and shows the average number of weeks to house households assessed as 'Priority' applicants (Public housing only).

Assessment is based on the Housing Assessment Prioritisation System (HAPS) which was introduced as part of Housing Connect in June 2015.

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Housing

Applications resulting in people being housed

89
applications

Mar 18

89,76,64,58,59,85,79,72,76,77,103,63
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since MonthMar 18Feb 18Jan 18Dec 17Nov 17Oct 17Sep 17Aug 17Jul 17Jun 17May 17Apr 17

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Applications resulting in people being housed

The number of applications that were removed from the Housing Register because the applicants were housed.

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Month Applications
No.
Mar 18 89
Feb 18 76
Jan 18 64
Dec 17 58
Nov 17 59
Oct 17 85
Sep 17 79
Aug 17 72
Jul 17 76
Jun 17 77
May 17 103
Apr 17 63

About the measure: This measure counts the number of applications removed from the Housing Register in a particular month. Applicants housed by the community sector may have been housed in months prior to the particular month in which their application was removed.

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Housing

New households assisted through Private Rental Assistance

246
households

Mar 18

246,214,197,173,206,212,232,258,259,265,263,213
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since MonthMar 18Feb 18Jan 18Dec 17Nov 17Oct 17Sep 17Aug 17Jul 17Jun 17May 17Apr 17

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New households assisted through Private Rental Assistance

The number of households receiving Private Rental Assistance for the first time in the financial year.

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Month Households
No.
Mar 18 246
Feb 18 214
Jan 18 197
Dec 17 173
Nov 17 206
Oct 17 212
Sep 17 232
Aug 17 258
Jul 17 259
Jun 17 265
May 17 263
Apr 17 213

About the measure:  Private rental assistance is provided to eligible households.

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Children and Youth

Notifications referred for investigation

109
notifications

Mar 18

109,100,67,47,98,97,131,118,112,143,103,77
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since MonthMar 18Feb 18Jan 18Dec 17Nov 17Oct 17Sep 17Aug 17Jul 17Jun 17May 17Apr 17

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Notifications referred for investigation

The number of notifications received in a particular month that are subsequently referred for an investigation under section 18 of the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997.

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Month Notifications
No.
Mar 18 109
Feb 18 100
Jan 18 67
Dec 17 47
Nov 17 98
Oct 17 97
Sep 17 131
Aug 17 118
Jul 17 112
Jun 17 143
May 17 103
Apr 17 77

About the measure: Notification in this measure is a counting unit of reports of suspected acts or risks of child abuse, neglect or harm (event) such that one notification is one unique event for one unique child. Notifications are referred following an initial assessment. This measure only counts those notifications which are initially assessed as requiring an investigation. Notifications are recorded for the month in which they are received, not the month in which they are referred. Some referrals are made in months subsequent to the month when the notification was received. Published figures are revised to account for this.

About the data: Data may vary from that previously published due to data reporting practices.

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Children and Youth

Children in active transition

30
children

Mar 18

30,2,25,68,72,59,56,55,31,12,130,126
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since MonthMar 18Feb 18Jan 18Dec 17Nov 17Oct 17Sep 17Aug 17Jul 17Jun 17May 17Apr 17

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Children in active transition

The number of children referred for an investigation who had not been allocated a case worker within priority timeframes.

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Month Children
No.
Mar 18 30
Feb 18 2
Jan 18 25
Dec 17 68
Nov 17 72
Oct 17 59
Sep 17 56
Aug 17 55
Jul 17 31
Jun 17 12
May 17 130
Apr 17 126

About the measure: Priority timeframes for allocation to a case worker are the same day for priority 1, five days for priority 2 and ten days for priority 3 investigations.

About the data: Data may vary from that previously published due to data reporting practices.

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Children and Youth

Children in out-of-home care

1260
children

Mar 18

1260,1244,1242,1242,1243,1231,1225,1210,1210,1206,1198,1194
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since MonthMar 18Feb 18Jan 18Dec 17Nov 17Oct 17Sep 17Aug 17Jul 17Jun 17May 17Apr 17

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Children in out-of-home care

Number of children in out-of-home care, as at the end of each month.

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Month Children
No.
Mar 18 1260
Feb 18 1244
Jan 18 1242
Dec 17 1242
Nov 17 1243
Oct 17 1231
Sep 17 1225
Aug 17 1210
Jul 17 1210
Jun 17 1206
May 17 1198
Apr 17 1194

About the measure: This indicator measures the number of children who were placed in overnight care away from their usual home. Out-of-home care only includes placements for which the State made or offered a financial payment, in accordance with the national definition (see page 45 of Child protection Australia 2013-14). However, it excludes children not under care and protection orders in the Supported Extended Family Program or whose carers receive the Relatives Allowance.

About the data: Data may vary from that previously published due to data reporting practices.

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Disability

People waiting for supported accommodation

44
people

Mar 18

44,49,57,58,59,60,59,61,59,58,63,63
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since MonthMar 18Feb 18Jan 18Dec 17Nov 17Oct 17Sep 17Aug 17Jul 17Jun 17May 17Apr 17

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People waiting for supported accommodation.

The number of people with disability waiting for a supported accommodation placement, as at the end of each month.

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Month People waiting
No.
Mar 18 44
Feb 18 49
Jan 18 57
Dec 17 58
Nov 17 59
Oct 17 60
Sep 17 59
Aug 17 61
Jul 17 59
Jun 17 58
May 17 63
Apr 17 63

About the measure: Supported accommodation is accommodation in a residential facility, hostel or group home, where support for daily living is provided. This measure counts the number of people who are ready to move into a supported accommodation place within 12 weeks.

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Disability

People waiting for community access

68
people

Mar 18

68,74,89,96,98,98,100,100,106,112,110,111
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since MonthMar 18Feb 18Jan 18Dec 17Nov 17Oct 17Sep 17Aug 17Jul 17Jun 17May 17Apr 17

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People waiting for community access

The number of people with disability who are waiting for a community access placement, as at the end of each month.

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Month People waiting
No.
Mar 18 68
Feb 18 74
Jan 18 89
Dec 17 96
Nov 17 98
Oct 17 98
Sep 17 100
Aug 17 100
Jul 17 106
Jun 17 112
May 17 110
Apr 17 111

About the measure: Community access services provide learning and skill development for community participation.