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Human Services Statistics

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

Information on the NDIS in Tasmania can be found at this link in Quarterly reports: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/publications/quarterly-reports.

For further information about Human Services Dashboard statistics, please email tasperformance@health.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: 26 June 2020

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Housing

Applications on the Housing Register

3578
applications

Mar-20

3578,3555,3507,3478,3510,3478,3444,3379,3353,3330,3376,3355
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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-20 3578
Feb-20 3555
Jan-20 3507
Dec-19 3478
Nov-19 3510
Oct-19 3478
Sep-19 3444
Aug-19 3379
Jul-19 3353
Jun-19 3330
May-19 3376
Apr-19 3355

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

59
weeks

Mar 20 quarter

59,65,61,67
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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 20 quarter 59
Dec 19 quarter 65
Sep 19 quarter 61
Jun 19 quarter 67

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

78
applications

Mar-20

78,60,77,73,63,104,90,114,135,91,88,83
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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-20 78
Feb-20 60
Jan-20 77
Dec-19 73
Nov-19 63
Oct-19 104
Sep-19 90
Aug-19 114
Jul-19 135
Jun-19 91
May-19 88
Apr-19 83

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

207
households

Mar-20

207,178,151,163,176,173,196,211,237,155,196,170
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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-20 207
Feb-20 178
Jan-20 151
Dec-19 163
Nov-19 176
Oct-19 173
Sep-19 196
Aug-19 211
Jul-19 237
Jun-19 155
May-19 196
Apr-19 170

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

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Children and Youth

Notifications referred for investigation

70
notifications

Mar-20

70,70,57,62,65,71,61,91,46,60,61,65
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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-20 70
Feb-20 70
Jan-20 57
Dec-19 62
Nov-19 65
Oct-19 71
Sep-19 61
Aug-19 91
Jul-19 46
Jun-19 60
May-19 61
Apr-19 65

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

7
children

Mar-20

7,66,42,48,64,65,43,31,30,92,88,151
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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-20 7
Feb-20 66
Jan-20 42
Dec-19 48
Nov-19 64
Oct-19 65
Sep-19 43
Aug-19 31
Jul-19 30
Jun-19 92
May-19 88
Apr-19 151

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

1327
children

Mar-20

1327,1326,1331,1333,1322,1328,1324,1324,1328,1325,1328,1326
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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-20 1327
Feb-20 1326
Jan-20 1331
Dec-19 1333
Nov-19 1322
Oct-19 1328
Sep-19 1324
Aug-19 1324
Jul-19 1328
Jun-19 1325
May-19 1328
Apr-19 1326

About the measure: This indicator measures the number of children who were placed in overnight care away from their usual home. The figures for children in Out of Home Care include children on third party guardianship orders. 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

0
people

Mar-20

0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1
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People waiting for supported accommodation.

The State-based disability program ceased to operate on 30 June 2019.

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-20 0
Feb-20 0
Jan-20 0
Dec-19 0
Nov-19 0
Oct-19 0
Sep-19 0
Aug-19 0
Jul-19 0
Jun-19 0
May-19 1
Apr-19 1

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.

The transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Tasmania commenced on 1 July 2016, and the transition of all existing Tasmanian specialist disability clients was completed by 30 June 2019.

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Disability

People waiting for community access

0
people

Mar-20

0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
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People waiting for community access

The State-based disability program ceased to operate on 30 June 2019.

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-20 0
Feb-20 0
Jan-20 0
Dec-19 0
Nov-19 0
Oct-19 0
Sep-19 0
Aug-19 0
Jul-19 0
Jun-19 0
May-19 0
Apr-19 0

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

The transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Tasmania commenced on 1 July 2016, and the transition of all existing Tasmanian specialist disability clients was completed by 30 June 2019.