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DSS - Quarterly Payments (SA2) March 2016

Department of Social Services (DSS) quarterly payment data provides counts of payments by recipient type by Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2), March 2016. This dataset provides the number of payments during the March quarter (January-March) 2016. Data is by SA2 2011 boundaries.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is the Australian Government's lead agency in the development and delivery of social policy, and is working to improve the lifetime and wellbeing of people and families in Australia. DSS' policies and services respond to need across people's lives – looking after families, children and older people; providing a safety net for people who cannot fully support themselves; enhancing the wellbeing of people with high needs; assisting people who need help with care; and supporting a diverse and harmonious society. DSS supports people and families in Australia by encouraging independence and participation, and supporting a cohesive society.

Data was obtained from the Australian Government Data Portal:

For further details on payments please see 'A guide to Australian Government payments':

Please note in order to protect individuals' privacy all counts lesser than 5 have been suppressed in the original data. For AURIN's processing of the data the following replacements have been made:

  • '<5' - has been assigned a value of '3' within the data.
  • 'n.p.' (not provided) - has been set to null within the data.

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Field Value
Last Updated March 20, 2020, 06:07 (UTC)
Created May 30, 2018, 05:12 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0 AU)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-au_govt_dss-UoM_AURIN_dss_payments_sa2_q1_2016
Aggregation Level sa2
Attribute List ABSTUDY (Living Allowance), ABSTUDY (Non-Living Allowance), Age Pension, Austudy, Carer Allowance , Carer Allowance (Child Health Care Card Only), Carer Payment, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card , Disability Support Pension, Family Tax Benefits Part A, Family Tax Benefits Part B, Geometry, Health Care Card (HCC), Low Income Health Care Card , Newstart Allowance, Parenting Payment Partnered, Parenting Payment Single, Partner Allowance, Pension Concession Card, SA2 5 digit Code 2011, SA2 Main Code 2011, SA2 Name 2011, Sickness Allowance, Special Benefit , Widow Allowance, Widow B Pension , Wife Pension ‒ Partner on Age Pension, Wife Pension ‒ Partner on Disability Support Pension, Youth Allowance (other), Youth Allowance (student and Apprentice)
Attribution Australian Government - Department of Social Services: DSS - Quarterly Payments (SA2) March 2016; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Australian Government - Department of Social Services
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key sa2_main11
Type dataset
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