Tasmania only has the geographical classifications of Inner regional, Outer regional and Remote areas.

In 2017–18:

  • around 7 in 10 (70%) AOD agencies in Tasmania are non-government treatment agencies that receive public funding
  • 67% of agencies were located in Inner regional areas, followed by Outer regional (33%) (Figure 24; Table SA.3)
  • agencies located in Inner regional and Outer regional areas, were more likely to be non-government organisations.

In the 5 years to 2017–18, the number of publicly funded treatment agencies in Tasmania rose from 22 to 27 (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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