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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.
Tasmania only has the geographical classifications of Inner regional, Outer regional and Remote areas. In 2016–17, 63% of agencies were located in Inner regional areas, followed by Outer regional (38%) and Remote (<0.5%) areas (Figure 24; Table SA.3). In Inner regional and Outer regional areas, agencies were more likely to be non-government organisations (67%) than government organisations (33%), and located in Remote areas, all agencies were non‑government organisations. In the 5 years to 2016–17, the number of publicly funded treatment agencies in Tasmania rose from 17 to 24 (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%’ 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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