Research Reports and Evaluations - Page 21

Figures 4 to 7 present the demographic characteristics of clients receiving brokerage loans. As shown, Centrelink income support was the main source of income for all recipients with the largest number receiving Newstart benefits. It should be noted that the majority of Newstart recipients were living in shared accommodation. There was a slightly higher proportion of females (56%) compared with males (44%) receiving loans. Most clients were single (50%) or lone parents (33%). More than half of the clients were new arrivals with those born in Iran (39%) the largest culturally diverse group in receipt of a loan and support. Figure 4. Main source of income of brokerage clients Figure 5. Gender of brokerage clients Parenting payment Male Disability support pension Female Newstart 0 2 4 6 8 0 10 5 Number of clients Figure 6. Family type of brokerage clients 10 15 Number of clients Figure 7. Country of birth of brokerage clients Single Iraq Single with children Sri lanka Iran Couple with children Australia 0 5 10 0 2 4 6 Number of clients Number of clients 14 8 10