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This web report supplements the Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2016–17 report by presenting key state and territory findings on clients, closed treatment episodes, and treatment agencies in 2016–17.
In 2016–17, more than half of the 318 publicly funded treatment agencies in New South Wales were located in Major cities (61%), followed by Inner regional areas (31%) (Figure 4; Table SA.3). One per cent of treatment agencies were located in Remote and <0.5% were located in Very remote areas, with all but 1 of these being government agencies. In the 5 years to 2016–17, the number of publicly funded treatment agencies in New South Wales rose from 245 to 318 (Table SA.1).
Note that remoteness categories are derived by applying a correspondence based on the agency’s Statistical Area level 2 code (SA2). Not all SA2 codes fit neatly within a single remoteness category, and a ratio is applied to reapportion each SA2 to the applicable remoteness categories. As a result, it is possible that the number of agencies in a particular remoteness category is not a whole number. After rounding, this can result in there being ‘<0.5%’ of agencies in a remoteness area, due to the agency’s SA2 partially crossing into the remoteness area. See technical notes for further details.
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