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Human services dashboard

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: 10 January 2020

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Housing

Applications on the Housing Register

3444
applications

Sep 19

3444,3379,3353,3330,3376,3355,3318,3274,3246,3233,3307,3301
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since MonthSep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19Mar 19Feb 19Jan 19Dec 18Nov 18Oct 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.
Sep 19 3444
Aug 19 3379
Jul 19 3353
Jun 19 3330
May 19 3376
Apr 19 3355
Mar 19 3318
Feb 19 3274
Jan 19 3246
Dec 18 3233
Nov 18 3307
Oct 18 3301

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

61
weeks

Sep 19 quarter

61,67,50,56
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since QuarterSep 19 quarterJun 19 quarterMar 19 quarterDec 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
Sep 19 quarter 61
Jun 19 quarter 67
Mar 19 quarter 50
Dec 18 quarter 56

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

90
applications

Sep 19

90,114,135,91,88,83,76,92,75,60,62,89
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since MonthSep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19Mar 19Feb 19Jan 19Dec 18Nov 18Oct 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.
Sep 19 90
Aug 19 114
Jul 19 135
Jun 19 91
May 19 88
Apr 19 83
Mar 19 76
Feb 19 92
Jan 19 75
Dec 18 60
Nov 18 62
Oct 18 89

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

196
households

Sep 19

196,211,237,155,196,170,177,188,195,123,192,180
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since MonthSep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19Mar 19Feb 19Jan 19Dec 18Nov 18Oct 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.
Sep 19 196
Aug 19 211
Jul 19 237
Jun 19 155
May 19 196
Apr 19 170
Mar 19 177
Feb 19 188
Jan 19 195
Dec 18 123
Nov 18 192
Oct 18 180

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

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Children and Youth

Notifications referred for investigation

35
notifications

Sep 19

35,75,43,60,63,65,83,96,93,29,119,100
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since MonthSep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19Mar 19Feb 19Jan 19Dec 18Nov 18Oct 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
No.
Sep 19 35
Aug 19 75
Jul 19 43
Jun 19 60
May 19 63
Apr 19 65
Mar 19 83
Feb 19 96
Jan 19 93
Dec 18 29
Nov 18 119
Oct 18 100

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

43
children

Sep 19

43,31,30,92,88,151,148,206,244,278,227,170
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since MonthSep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19Mar 19Feb 19Jan 19Dec 18Nov 18Oct 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.
Sep 19 43
Aug 19 31
Jul 19 30
Jun 19 92
May 19 88
Apr 19 151
Mar 19 148
Feb 19 206
Jan 19 244
Dec 18 278
Nov 18 227
Oct 18 170

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

1326
children

Sep 19

1326,1325,1328,1325,1328,1326,1304,1290,1292,1303,1296,1291
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since MonthSep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19Mar 19Feb 19Jan 19Dec 18Nov 18Oct 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.
Sep 19 1326
Aug 19 1325
Jul 19 1328
Jun 19 1325
May 19 1328
Apr 19 1326
Mar 19 1304
Feb 19 1290
Jan 19 1292
Dec 18 1303
Nov 18 1296
Oct 18 1291

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

-
people

Sep 19

-,null,null,0,1,1,5,7,10,17,21,27
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since MonthSep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19Mar 19Feb 19Jan 19Dec 18Nov 18Oct 18

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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.
Sep 19 -
Aug 19 -
Jul 19 -
Jun 19 0
May 19 1
Apr 19 1
Mar 19 5
Feb 19 7
Jan 19 10
Dec 18 17
Nov 18 21
Oct 18 27

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

-
people

Sep 19

-,null,null,0,0,0,6,8,24,28,33,39
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since MonthSep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19Mar 19Feb 19Jan 19Dec 18Nov 18Oct 18

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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.
Sep 19 -
Aug 19 -
Jul 19 -
Jun 19 0
May 19 0
Apr 19 0
Mar 19 6
Feb 19 8
Jan 19 24
Dec 18 28
Nov 18 33
Oct 18 39

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.