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Appendix D : Distribution of Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government 2000-01

Introduction

Table D.1 shows the distribution of local government financial assistance grants and some basic information, such as population, area and road length (as supplied by State Grants Commissions) for each council in Australia.

For the financial assistance grants, the table shows the actual grant entitlement for 2000-01 and the estimated grant entitlement for 2001-02. For each of these years, the components of the financial assistance grants (the general purpose grant and the local road grant) are also given.

Councils are listed under their category according to the Australian Classification of Local Governments (ACLG) see Appendix F. Within each category, councils are sorted by the size of their population, starting with the smallest. To find a council in the table, first consult Appendix F to obtain the ACLG category for that council.

To facilitate comparison, the general purpose grant per capita is provided for 2000-01. For further comparative purposes the average general purpose grant per capita for councils, grouped by ACLG and by State, is at table 3.7.

Notwithstanding the capacity of the ACLG system to group like councils, it should be noted that there remains considerable scope for divergence within these categories, and for this reason the figures should only be taken as a starting point for inquiring into grant outcomes. This divergence can occur because of factors including isolation, population distribution, local economic performance, daily or seasonal population changes, the age of the population and geographic differences.

Councils receiving the minimum per capita grant in 2000-01 are indicated with a hash (#) beside their entry in the 'General Purpose Grants per Capita' column. For further information on the minimum grant entitlement, see 'Councils on the minimum grant' in chapter 3.

The source of the data is the relevant local government grants commission.

Key to symbols

C
=
City
S
=
Shire
DC
=
District Council
CGC
=
Community Government Council
M
=
Municipal
T
=
Town
B
=
Borough
RC
=
Regional City
Bd
=
Board

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 1

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 2

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 3

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 4

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 5

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 6

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 7

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 8

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 9

Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local government - Part 10

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