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DSS Payment Demographic Data

The DSS Payment Demographic data set is made up of:

Selected DSS payment data by

  • Geography: state/territory; electorate; postcode , LGA and SA2 (for 2015 onwards)

  • Demographic: age, sex and Indigenous/non-indigenous

  • Duration on Payment (Working Age & Pensions)

  • Duration on Income Support (Working Age & DSP)

  • Rate (Working Age & Pensions)

  • Earnings (Working Age & Pensions)

  • Age Pension assets data

  • Newstart and Youth Allowance (other) Principal Carers

  • Activity Tested Recipients by Partial Capacity to Work (NSA,PPS & YAO)

  • Exits within 3 months (NSA, PP, Sickness & YA)

  • Exits within 12 months (NSA, PP, Sickness & YA)

  • DSP by medical condition

  • Care Receiver by medical conditions

  • Commonwealth Rent Assistance by Payment type and Income Unit type have been added from March 2017. For further information about Commonwealth Rent Assistance and Income Units see the Data Descriptions and Glossary included in the dataset.

  • Commonwealth Electorate Division has been updated to reflect the 2016 boundaries from March 2017.

  • From March 2017 the DSS demographic dataset will include top 25 countries of birth. For further information see the glossary.

From March 2016 three machine readable files containing the geographic breakdowns have also been published for use in National Map, links to these datasets are below:

• 2011 SA2 https://data.gov.au/dataset/dss-payments-by-statistical-area-2

• 2013 Commonwealth Electoral Division https://data.gov.au/dataset/dss-payments-by-2013-commonwealth-electoral-division

• 2016 Commonwealth Electoral Division https://data.gov.au/dataset/dss-payments-by-2016-commonwealth-electoral-division

• 2014 Local Government Area https://data.gov.au/dataset/dss-payments-by-local-government-area

Pre June 2014 Quarter Data contains:

Selected DSS payment data by

  • Geography: state/territory; electorate; postcode and LGA

  • Demographic: age, sex and Indigenous/non-indigenous

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title DSS Payment Demographic Data
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency quarterly
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/cff2ae8a-55e4-47db-a66d-e177fe0ac6a0
Date Published 2014-07-02
Date Updated 2018-11-05
Contact Point
Department of Social Services
Temporal Coverage 2013-09-01 - 2018-06-30
Geospatial Coverage Australia
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Department of Social Services
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