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DSS - Quarterly Payment Recipients (SA2) March 2020

This dataset presents counts of payment recipients by payment type for the quarter ending March 2020. The data is based on the recipient's geocoded address aggregated by Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) from the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016.

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 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.

For more information on this dataset please visit the Australian Government Open Data.

For further details on payments, see 'A guide to Australian Government payments'.

Please note:

  • In order to protect individuals' privacy, identified populations between 1 and 4 have been suppressed and replaced with '<5' for confidentiality purposes. Additional data may be suppressed and replaced with 'n.p.' (not provided) to prevent the derivation of identified populations that have values of less than 5.

  • Caveats specific to payments type can be found in the relevant payment description of the original data.

AURIN has spatialised this dataset and have made the following replacements to enforce data type consistency:

  • '<5' has been assigned a value of '-1' within the data

  • A boolean field has been created for each data field to flag left-censored data. 'True' is assigned to fields that have been censored.

  • 'n.p.' (not provided) has been set to Null within the data.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated December 18, 2020, 04:14 (UTC)
Created December 18, 2020, 02:52 (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_quarterly_payment_recipients_sa2_mar_2020
Aggregation Level sa2_2016
Attribute List ABSTUDY (Living Allowance), ABSTUDY (Living Allowance) - Censored Flag, ABSTUDY (Non-Living Allowance), ABSTUDY (Non-Living Allowance) - Censored Flag, Age Pension, Age Pension - Censored Flag, Austudy, Austudy - Censored Flag, Carer Allowance , Carer Allowance - Censored Flag, Carer Allowance (Child Health Care Card Only), Carer Allowance (Child Health Care Card Only) - Censored Flag, Carer Payment, Carer Payment - Censored Flag, Commonwealth Rent Assistance, Commonwealth Rent Assistance - Censored Flag, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card - Censored Flag, Disability Support Pension, Disability Support Pension - Censored Flag, Family Tax Benefits Part A, Family Tax Benefits Part A - Censored Flag, Family Tax Benefits Part B, Family Tax Benefits Part B - Censored Flag, Geometry, Health Care Card (HCC), Health Care Card (HCC) - Censored Flag, JobSeeker Payment, JobSeeker Payment - Censored Flag, Low Income Health Care Card , Low Income Health Care Card - Censored Flag, Parenting Payment Partnered, Parenting Payment Partnered - Censored Flag, Parenting Payment Single, Parenting Payment Single - Censored Flag, Partner Allowance, Partner Allowance - Censored Flag, Pension Concession Card, Pension Concession Card - Censored Flag, SA2 5 Digit Code 2016, SA2 Main Code 2016, SA2 Name 2016, Sickness Allowance, Sickness Allowance - Censored Flag, Special Benefit , Special Benefit - Censored Flag, Widow Allowance, Widow Allowance - Censored Flag, Youth Allowance (Other), Youth Allowance (Other) - Censored Flag, Youth Allowance (Student and Apprentice), Youth Allowance (Student and Apprentice) - Censored Flag
Attribution Australian Government - Department of Social Services: DSS - Quarterly Payment Recipients (SA2) March 2020; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Australian Government - Department of Social Services 2020
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key sa2_main16
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.82, -43.74], [159.11, -43.74], [159.11, -9.14], [96.82, -9.14], [96.82, -43.74]]]}