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Public housing in WA boom towns - Port Hedland and Roebourne (Dampier and Karratha)

Estimates & Committees
Scott Ludlam 13 Oct 2010

Senator Ludlam asked:
Do you have figures for either Port Hedland - Port and South (either together or disaggregated), and for Karratha and Dampier?


The following table shows the number of income units (singles, couples and families entitled to income support payments and/or more than the base rate of FTB Part A) living in public housing in Port Hedland and Roebourne (includes both Karratha and Dampier), from 2008 to 2010.

Data providing broader information about public housing in these areas, including those dwellings occupied by people not entitled to income support payments and/or more than the base rate of FTB Part A, is not collected but may be accessed from the Western Australian Government.

Number of Income Units (1) in Public Housing by Port Hedland, Roebourne, and SLAs (2) by quarter (3) 2008 to 2010 Statistical Local Area (SLA)

March 2008 June 2008 Sept 2008 Dec 2008 March 2009 June 2009 Sept 2009 Dec 2009 March 2010

Port Hedland (Town) 675, 700, 680, 678, 672, 662, 645, 660, 735

Roebourne (Shire) (Karratha and Dampier are in this SLA)  542, 538, 542, 560, 554, 548, 551, 563, 577

Total  1,217 1,238 1,222 1,238 1,226 1,210 1,196 1,223 1,312

(1) An income unit comprises a single person (with or without dependent children) or a couple (with or without dependent children). Single social security recipients living together in the same household are regarded as separate income units. Population are those where at least one member of an income unit is entitled to an income support payment or is paid at more than the base rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A. (2) Australian Bureau of Statistics - Statistical Local Areas. (3) Relates to an income unit's circumstances for one fortnight in a quarter.
Source: Commonwealth Housing Data Sets March 2008 to March 2010
Hansard 31/5/10


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