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Study TitleEmergency assistance applicants survey, New South Wales, September 1983
Primary InvestigatorPlanning and Research Units
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00351
AbstractThe Social Welfare Programme provides emergency cash assistance, clothing , blankets, travel warrants, half- fare transport concessions, spectacles and rent relief to persons in necessitous circumstances. This survey was conducted to aid in identifying the underlying causes of the increased demand for emergency relief placed upon the Youth and Community Services Department. As such it is the first comprehensive state-wide survey of applicants for Social Welfare assistance. In this survey questions were asked about the respondent's main source of income, the number of income earners in the household, reasons if no income, amount of gross fortnightly income, type of housing, housing costs, use of Social Welfare, type of assistance gained, amount of assistance received and main purpose of cash assistance. Background data included location (postcode), sex, age group, family status, number of dependent children, number of children 5 years old or less, and country of birth.
Production Date (documentation)1985-06-04
Bibliographic CitationPlanning and Research Units. Emergency assistance applicants survey, New South Wales, September 1983 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 1985.
CopyrightCopyright © 2005, NSW Department of Youth and Community Services. All rights reserved.
ContactYoung, (Dr) L. Assistant Director Planning and Research Unit NSW Department of Youth and Community Services PO Box 228 Parramatta NSW 2150
Contact AffiliationPlanning and Research Unit, NSW Department of Youth and Community Services
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Social welfare;Specific social services
KeywordsDisadvantaged groups;Social welfare
Population (Universe)persons applying for Social Welfare assistance in N.S.W.
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 1983-09-05 End date - Data Collection: 1983-09-05
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 1983-09-05 Time Period - End: 1983-09-05
Methodology Content
Sampling Procedureno sampling (all applicants during the survey period)
Data Kindsurvey
Data Access Content
Deposit Information Content
DepositorYoung, (Dr) L. Assistant Director Planning and Research Unit NSW Department of Youth and Community Services PO Box 228 Parramatta NSW 2150
Deposit Date1985-06-04
Other Content
Mode of Data Collectionpersonal interview
CommentThe Social Welfare Programme provides emergency cash assistance, clothing , blankets, travel warrants, half- fare transport concessions, spectacles and rent relief to persons in necessitous circumstances. This survey was conducted to aid in identifying the underlying causes of the increased demand for emergency relief placed upon the Youth and Community Services Department. As such it is the first comprehensive state-wide survey of applicants for Social Welfare assistance. In this survey questions were asked about the respondent's main source of income, the number of income earners in the household, reasons if no income, amount of gross fortnightly income, type of housing, housing costs, use of Social Welfare, type of assistance gained, amount of assistance received and main purpose of cash assistance. Background data included location (postcode), sex, age group, family status, number of dependent children, number of children 5 years old or less, and country of birth.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 17:48:00 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Planning and Research Units. Emergency assistance applicants survey, New South Wales, September 1983 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 1985.
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Emergency assistance applicants survey, New South Wales, September 1983
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00351
LabelEmergency assistance applicants survey, New South Wales, September 1983
Languageen
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2004-08-26
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodcross-sectional (one-time) study
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