Area and population
|Population (18 and over)||832,414|
|Population (under 18)||238,329|
- Estimated residential population as at 30/6/2006 based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 32350-0, population by age and sex, Australia. Release date 24/7/2007.
|Child concern reports||6,533||9,023|
|Children subject to a child concern report||5,371||7,115|
|Children subject to a notification||3,455||2,990|
|Investigation and assessment|
|Admissions to assessment orders||563||607|
|Temporary assessment orders||281||320|
|Court assessment orders||282||287|
|In need of protection||675||887|
|Not in need of protection||739||561|
|Children subject to a substantiation||1,309||1,307|
|Ongoing intervention (a)|
|Total children subject to ongoing intervention||1,360||1,671|
|Intervention with parental agreement||213||365|
|Child protection orders (CPO)||1,158||1,306|
|Children subject to protective orders (CPO and CAO)||1,182||1,321|
|Children living away from home||1,166||1,256|
|Percentage of Indigenous children placed with kinship or Indigenous carers||46.0%||54.0%|
|Approved carer families (b)||719||832|
- 1. The definitions used for each indicator are identified in the relevant tables under Our performance.
- (a) Figures are point in time, as at final day of reference period.
- (b) From 31 August 2009, enhancements to the Integrated Client Management System (ICMS) took place, including an audit and cleansing of carer records. This included closing down those records where a carer was no longer caring for a child, or the approval was no longer valid. As a result, carer families data reported for 30 September 2009 and onwards are not comparable to previous years.