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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: 5 April 2019

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Housing

Applications on the Housing Register

3233
applications

Dec 18

3233,3307,3301,3249,3208,3164,3216,3190,3301,3412,3393,3364
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since MonthDec 18Nov 18Oct 18Sep 18Aug 18Jul 18Jun 18May 18Apr 18Mar 18Feb 18Jan 18

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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.
Dec 18 3233
Nov 18 3307
Oct 18 3301
Sep 18 3249
Aug 18 3208
Jul 18 3164
Jun 18 3216
May 18 3190
Apr 18 3301
Mar 18 3412
Feb 18 3393
Jan 18 3364

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

56
weeks

Dec 18 quarter

56,56,60,72
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since QuarterDec 18 quarterSep 18 quarterJun 18 quarterMar 18 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
Dec 18 quarter 56
Sep 18 quarter 56
Jun 18 quarter 60
Mar 18 quarter 72

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

60
applications

Dec 18

60,62,89,79,128,131,78,95,70,89,76,64
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since MonthDec 18Nov 18Oct 18Sep 18Aug 18Jul 18Jun 18May 18Apr 18Mar 18Feb 18Jan 18

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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.
Dec 18 60
Nov 18 62
Oct 18 89
Sep 18 79
Aug 18 128
Jul 18 131
Jun 18 78
May 18 95
Apr 18 70
Mar 18 89
Feb 18 76
Jan 18 64

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

123
households

Dec 18

123,192,180,201,235,230,221,335,287,246,214,197
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since MonthDec 18Nov 18Oct 18Sep 18Aug 18Jul 18Jun 18May 18Apr 18Mar 18Feb 18Jan 18

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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.
Dec 18 123
Nov 18 192
Oct 18 180
Sep 18 201
Aug 18 235
Jul 18 230
Jun 18 221
May 18 335
Apr 18 287
Mar 18 246
Feb 18 214
Jan 18 197

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

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Children and Youth

Notifications referred for investigation

26
notifications

Dec 18

26,106,98,164,177,128,154,146,85,133,110,74
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since MonthDec 18Nov 18Oct 18Sep 18Aug 18Jul 18Jun 18May 18Apr 18Mar 18Feb 18Jan 18

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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','','','','','','','',''],['Dec 18','26','','','','','','','',''],['Nov 18','106','','','','','','','',''],['Oct 18','98','','','','','','','',''],['Sep 18','164','','','','','','','',''],['Aug 18','177','','','','','','','',''],['Jul 18','128','','','','','','','',''],['Jun 18','154','','','','','','','',''],['May 18','146','','','','','','','',''],['Apr 18','85','','','','','','','',''],['Mar 18','133','','','','','','','',''],['Feb 18','110','','','','','','','',''],['Jan 18','74','','','','','','','','']]
Month Notifications
No.
Dec 18 26
Nov 18 106
Oct 18 98
Sep 18 164
Aug 18 177
Jul 18 128
Jun 18 154
May 18 146
Apr 18 85
Mar 18 133
Feb 18 110
Jan 18 74

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

280
children

Dec 18

280,228,171,97,99,33,23,13,32,30,2,25
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since MonthDec 18Nov 18Oct 18Sep 18Aug 18Jul 18Jun 18May 18Apr 18Mar 18Feb 18Jan 18

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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.
Dec 18 280
Nov 18 228
Oct 18 171
Sep 18 97
Aug 18 99
Jul 18 33
Jun 18 23
May 18 13
Apr 18 32
Mar 18 30
Feb 18 2
Jan 18 25

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

1310
children

Dec 18

1310,1303,1298,1281,1264,1257,1276,1256,1255,1259,1245,1243
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since MonthDec 18Nov 18Oct 18Sep 18Aug 18Jul 18Jun 18May 18Apr 18Mar 18Feb 18Jan 18

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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.
Dec 18 1310
Nov 18 1303
Oct 18 1298
Sep 18 1281
Aug 18 1264
Jul 18 1257
Jun 18 1276
May 18 1256
Apr 18 1255
Mar 18 1259
Feb 18 1245
Jan 18 1243

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

17
people

Dec 18

17,21,27,31,34,37,39,41,43,44,49,57
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since MonthDec 18Nov 18Oct 18Sep 18Aug 18Jul 18Jun 18May 18Apr 18Mar 18Feb 18Jan 18

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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.
Dec 18 17
Nov 18 21
Oct 18 27
Sep 18 31
Aug 18 34
Jul 18 37
Jun 18 39
May 18 41
Apr 18 43
Mar 18 44
Feb 18 49
Jan 18 57

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

28
people

Dec 18

28,33,39,40,46,53,61,63,66,68,74,89
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since MonthDec 18Nov 18Oct 18Sep 18Aug 18Jul 18Jun 18May 18Apr 18Mar 18Feb 18Jan 18

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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.
Dec 18 28
Nov 18 33
Oct 18 39
Sep 18 40
Aug 18 46
Jul 18 53
Jun 18 61
May 18 63
Apr 18 66
Mar 18 68
Feb 18 74
Jan 18 89

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