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Income The majority of survey respondents (91.3%) indicated that they had an income. However, the trend data between 2014 and 2010 indicates that those who have no income have increased over the period by 5.5%. Table 11: Respondents with income No. Proportion of Survey Respondents 2014 2010 Has Income 232 91.3% 96.9% No Income 22 8.6% 3.1% Total 254 100% 100% Of those clients who indicated they have no income:      7 said they were asylum seekers awaiting a decision on a Protection Visa; 4 had applied for a benefit and their application was currently being processed by Centrelink; 3 were refugees on a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV); 2 indicated that their Centrelink benefits have been interrupted or stopped; and 2 were recent migrants not eligible for benefits (2 year wait). Seven respondents indicated other reasons for having no income, including being New Zealand citizens who were unable to access Centrelink payments. The main income sources of respondents include: Disability Support Pension (DSP) (25.5%), Newstart Allowance (NSA) (20.3%), Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) (19.9%), Parenting Payment Single (PPS) (12.5%) and Carer Allowance (CAR) (5.6%). Between 2010 and 2014, the percentage of respondents indicating the DSP, NSA, PPS and CAR as their main income source has decreased. However, in 2014 the SRSS accounts for 19.9% of the survey respondent results. The SRSS was not identified as a main income source in previous surveys and thus no previous data or survey results are available. Table12: Main Income Sources* No. No. No. % Male Female Total Women as a percentage of total Income Source Youth Allowance (YA) 0 1 1 100% Sickness [