These tables show All MBS-subsidised Better Access services received, bulk–billing rate, fees charges, benefits paid and average co–payment, by gender, age, geographical region and socio–economic disadvantage, for:

Table 4.8 All MBS–subsidised Better Access services received, bulk–billing rate, fees charges, benefits paid and average co–payment, by gender, age, geographical region and socio–economic disadvantage, 2007

Total services
N
Bulk-billed services
N
Bulk-billed services
%
Fees charged
$
Benefits paid
$
Services with co-payments
N
Services with co-payments
%
Services with co-payments
Average co-payments ($)a
Total patients
N
Age group - 0-14 years
163,579
66,565
40.7
21,365,283
18,138,940
97,014
59.3
33.26
41,050
Age group - 15-24 years
372,186
198,235
53.3
47,329,973
41,200,807
173,951
46.7
35.24
106,078
Age group - 25-34 years
573,019
296,342
51.7
71,312,092
61,354,162
276,677
48.3
35.99
148,378
Age group - 35-44 years
646,285
337,832
52.3
79,143,313
68,788,920
308,453
47.7
33.57
161,854
Age group - 45-54 years
510,087
279,729
54.8
61,541,262
53,891,391
230,358
45.0
33.21
128,275
Age group - 55-64 years
291,302
168,884
58.0
34,729,314
30,665,366
122,418
42.0
33.20
77,508
Age group - 65+ years
136,991
96,040
70.1
16,193,055
14,831,178
40,951
29.9
33.26
47,697
Gender - Male
919,301
514,219
55.9
114,579,594
100,200,257
405,082
44.1
35.50
259,533
Gender - Female
1,774,148
929,408
52.4
217,034,698
188,670,507
844,740
47.6
33.58
451,307
Region - Capital cities
1,896,265
940,690
49.6
238,700,362
204,987,577
955,575
50.4
35.28
477,597
Region - Other metro
227,686
134,437
59.0
27,164,779
24,214,801
93,249
41.0
31.64
62,255
Region - Rural centres
320,730
202,262
63.1
36,939,757
33,410,859
118,468
36.9
29.79
92,461
Region - Other rural areas
231,182
153,567
66.4
26,751,530
24,373,375
77,615
33.6
30.64
71,572
Region - Remote areas
17,585
12,670
72.1
2,057,794
1,884,081
4,915
27.9
35.34
6,954
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
850,490
337,857
39.7
112,347,865
93,679,522
512,633
60.3
36.42
198,825
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
595,471
304,634
51.2
73,335,863
63,499,292
290,837
48.8
33.82
153,894
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
520,760
305,310
58.6
62,172,033
55,260,121
215,450
41.4
32.08
142,904
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
407,423
266,957
65.5
47,134,815
42,707,092
140,466
34.5
31.52
119,399
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
295,590
217,537
73.6
33,521,394
31,087,052
78,053
26.4
31.19
89,651

2007 figures have regard to all claims processed up to and including 30 April 2009.
Fees charged, benefits paid, and average copayments are expressed in 2009 dollars.
SE, Socio-economic.
a Only services for which the consumer contributed a co–payment are included in the calculation of the average co–payment.

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Table 4.9 All MBS–subsidised Better Access services received, bulk–billing rate, fees charges, benefits paid and average co–payment, by gender, age, geographical region and socio–economic disadvantage, 2008

Total services
N
Bulk-billed services
N
Bulk-billed services
%
Fees charged
$
Benefits paid
$
Services with co-payments
N
Services with co-payments
%
Services with co-payments
Average co-payments ($)a
Total patients
N
Age group - 0-14 years
254,266
111,476
43.8
32,214,241
27,334,906
142,790
56.2
34.17
61,239
Age group - 15-24 years
519,899
295,459
56.8
63,222,595
55,243,260
224,440
43.2
35.55
141,840
Age group - 25-34 years
786,556
425,004
54.0
94,353,781
81,002,370
361,552
46.0
36.93
194,595
Age group - 35-44 years
899,687
493,967
54.9
105,545,061
91,792,238
405,720
45.1
33.90
213,303
Age group - 45-54 years
709,472
410,804
57.9
81,763,237
71,760,175
298,668
42.1
33.49
170,316
Age group - 55-64 years
417,635
255,976
613
47,418,668
42,009,813
161,659
38.7
33.46
105,049
Age group - 65+ years
199,085
145,887
73.3
22,022,129
20,304,801
53,198
26.7
32.28
65,112
Gender - Male
1,301,652
760,375
58.4
155,457,699
135,969,716
541,277
41.6
36.00
347,705
Gender - Female
2,484,948
1,378,198
55.5
291,082,013
253,477,847
1,106,750
44.5
33.98
603,749
Region - Capital cities
2,643,794
1,384,555
52.4
319,265,857
274,197,866
1,259,239
47.6
3579
632,343
Region - Other metro
322,010
200,529
62.3
36,872,751
32,974,426
121,481
37.7
32.09
83,489
Region - Rural centres
461,935
306,468
66.3
50,696,213
50,696,213
155,467
33.7
29.86
127,506
Region - Other rural areas
334,895
230,104
68.7
36,978,668
36,978,668
104,791
31.3
30.89
98,863
Region - Remote areas
23,966
16,917
70.6
2,726,222
2,726,222
7,049
29.4
35.13
9,253
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
1,152,862
478,295
41.5
147,200,365
122,275,852
674,567
58.5
36.95
257,720
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
835,608
452,327
54.1
98,724,140
85,560,473
383,281
45.9
34.34
205,515
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
738,265
457,252
61.9
84,008,317
74,928,084
281,013
38.1
32.31
192,273
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
585,158
400,171
68.4
64,672,744
58,773,226
184,987
31.6
31.89
162,561
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
433,501
329,983
76.1
46,752,856
43,511,889
103,518
23.9
31.31
123,408

2008 figures have regard to all claims processed up to and including 30 April 2009.
Fees charged, benefits paid, and average copayments are expressed in 2009 dollars.
SE, Socio-economic.
a Only services for which the consumer contributed a co–payment are included in the calculation of the average co–payment.

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Table 4.10 All MBS-subsidised Better Access services received, bulk-billing rate, fees charges, benefits paid and average co–payment, by gender, age, geographical region and socio–economic disadvantage, 2009

Total services
N
Bulk-billed services
N
Bulk-billed services
%
Fees charged
$
Benefits paid
$
Services with co-payments
N
Services with co-payments
%
Services with co-payments
Average co-payments ($)a
Total patients
N
Age group - 0-14 years
335,901
164,877
46.3
44,834,383
38,091,086
191,024
53.7
35.30
81,336
Age group - 15-24 years
655,158
389,660
59.5
79,077,952
69,325,461
265,498
40.5
36.73
171,876
Age group - 25-34 years
936,374
523,683
55.9
111,830,884
96,094,075
412,691
44.1
38.13
224,648
Age group - 35-44 years
1,085,370
615,694
56.7
127,170,126
110,739,412
469,676
43.3
34.98
249,183
Age group - 45-54 years
682,464
518,922
60.2
98,623,205
86,768,281
343,542
39.8
34.51
199,434
Age group - 55-64 years
518,294
330,161
63.7
58,285,606
51,790,992
188,133
36.3
34.52
124,944
Age group - 65+ years
250,420
188,149
75.1
27,395,417
25,326,405
62,271
24.9
33.23
78,963
Gender - Male
1,643,579
992,585
60.4
195,046,140
170,876,697
650,944
39.6
37.13
419,561
Gender - Female
3,020,402
1,738,561
57.6.
352,171,432
307,259,015
1,281,841
42.4
35.04
710,823
Region - Capital cities
3,220,794
1,746,665
54.2
387,705,576
333,310,309
1,474,129
45.8
36.90
740,953
Region - Other metro
406,611
268,669
66.1
45,903,547
41,348,924
137,942
33.9
33.02
101,922
Region - Rural centres
577,181
392,727
68.0
63,045,538
57,295,844
184,454
32.0
31.17
155,054
Region - Other rural areas
427,534
300,178
70.2
46,983,183
42,935,883
127,356
29.8
31.78
120,434
Region - Remote areas
31,828
22,891
71.9
3,575,450
3,241,381
8,937
28.1
37.38
12,012
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
1,385,364
598,025
43.2
176,843,753
146,864,097
787,339
56.8
38.08
298,207
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
1,040,198
586,625
56.4
122,380,008
106,271,473
453,573
43.6
35.51
245,822
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
905,743
578,173
63.8
102,605,607
91,598,973
327,570
36.2
33.60
228,413
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
732,988
512,346
69.9
80,322,694
73,198,042
220,642
30.1
32.29
195,517
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
547,063
428,338
78.3
58,516,903
54,639,090
118,725
21.7
32.66
149,683

2009 figures have regard to all claims processed up to and including 30 April 2010.
Fees charged, benefits paid, and average copayments are expressed in 2009 dollars.
SE, Socio-economic.
a Only services for which the consumer contributed a co–payment are included in the calculation of the average co–payment.