Dataset: DSS Payment Demographic Data


The DSS Payment Demographic data set is made up of:

Selected DSS payment data by

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

Pre June 2014 Quarter Data contains:

Selected DSS payment data by

Note: JobSeeker Payment replaced Newstart Allowance and other working age payments from 20 March 2020, for further details see:

For data on DSS payment demographics as at June 2013 or earlier, the department has published data which was produced annually.
Data is provided by payment type containing timeseries’, state, gender, age range, and various other demographics. Links to these publications are below:

Concession card data in the March and June 2020 quarters have been re-stated to address an over-count in reported cardholder numbers.

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