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Chart 1. Main categories of workforce age income support recipients as a proportion of the workforce age population, 1978 to 2009
Year (At 30 June) disabled & sick veterans carers & partnered parents lone parents low workforce attachment unemployed students Total
1978 2.72 0.77 0.71 1.55 3.87 3.13 1.1 13.89
1979 2.84 0.88 0.78 1.65 3.95 3.41 1.1 14.58
1980 2.97 0.97 0.75 1.73 4.01 3.32 1.1 14.81
1981 2.94 1.08 0.75 2.05 3.92 3.30 1.0 15.07
1982 2.85 1.14 0.88 2.15 3.84 3.87 1.0 15.68
1983 2.99 1.16 1.46 2.28 4.15 6.43 1.1 19.53
1984 3.16 1.30 1.35 2.35 4.17 5.88 1.1 19.32
1985 3.29 1.22 1.28 2.42 4.13 5.53 1.2 19.06
1986 3.40 1.05 1.30 2.43 4.08 5.50 1.3 19.01
1987 3.53 0.82 1.26 2.36 4.05 5.25 2.4 19.62
1988 3.58 0.60 1.08 2.22 4.00 4.44 2.8 18.68
1989 3.64 0.46 1.07 2.18 3.97 3.55 2.4 17.25
1990 3.57 0.34 1.09 2.23 3.93 3.76 2.5 17.45
1991 3.71 0.20 1.54 2.35 4.18 5.99 3.0 21.00
1992 3.72 0.20 1.60 2.51 4.40 7.27 3.5 23.19
1993 3.94 0.26 1.68 2.59 4.47 7.72 3.1 23.77
1994 4.15 0.19 1.58 2.69 4.47 7.29 3.5 23.92
1995 4.34 0.17 1.06 2.76 5.19 6.98 3.5 24.02
1996 4.46 0.19 2.20 2.87 4.52 7.09 3.6 24.94
1997 4.50 0.21 2.23 2.97 4.24 6.87 3.1 24.16
1998 4.66 0.21 2.21 3.05 3.91 6.62 3.0 23.71
1999 4.76 0.22 2.16 3.09 3.77 5.98 3.0 23.03
2000 4.88 0.18 2.12 3.12 3.55 5.36 3.0 22.20
2001 4.99 0.14 2.06 3.28 3.45 5.23 2.9 22.09
2002 5.18 0.15 2.01 3.32 3.30 5.22 2.9 22.12
2003 5.21 0.16 1.97 3.34 3.14 4.58 2.8 21.20
2004 5.32 0.16 1.97 3.39 2.73 4.28 2.7 20.53
2005 5.32 0.16 1.95 3.34 2.36 4.23 2.6 19.90
2006 5.26 0.16 1.94 3.17 1.94 4.02 2.4 18.85
2007 5.18 0.16 1.87 2.84 1.60 3.49 2.3 17.42
2008 5.21 0.16 1.81 2.54 1.39 3.27 2.2 16.62
2009 5.25 0.16 1.90 2.36 1.10 4.14 2.3 17.23

Sources: ABS (2006), Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001), Table 19. Annual reports and statistical publications of the Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and their predecessors.

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