These tables show MBS–subsidised Psychological Therapy Services 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 4.17 MBS–subsidised Psychological Therapy Services 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
41,451
9,913
23.9
5,862,464
4,959,705
31,538
76.1
28.62
9,167
Age group - 15-24 years
73,463
18,589
25.3
10,421,348
8,825,994
54,874
74.7
29.07
14,689
Age group - 25-34 years
110,058
26,257
23.9
15,746,532
13,099,547
83,801
76.1
31.59
20,943
Age group - 35-44 years
121,216
31,63
26.1
17,185,336
14,564,157
89,553
73.9
29.27
22,943
Age group - 45-54 years
92,717
26,489
28.6
13,066,160
11,133,017
66,228
71.4
29.19
17,296
Age group - 55-64 years
50,778
15,926
31.4
7,043,153
6,044,848
34,852
68.6
28.64
9,720
Age group - 65+ years
17,684
7,236
40.9
2,382,910
2,112,460
10,448
59.1
25.89
3,854
Gender - Male
169,399
47,806
28.2
23,886,353
20,237,200
121,593
71.8
30.01
34,562
Gender - Female
337,968
88,267
26.1
47,821,550
40,502,528
249,701
73.9
29.31
64,050
Region - Capital cities
406,329
89,420
22.0
58,434,705
48,852,718
316,909
78.0
30.24
76,808
Region - Other metro
33,099
12,808
38.7
4,408,162
3,924,333
20,291
61.3
23.84
7,278
Region - Rural centres
40,141
19,490
48.6
5,227,070
4,684,522
20,651
51.4
26.27
8,486
Region - Other rural areas
25,992
13,522
52.0
3,389,930
3,063,745
12,470
48.0
26.16
5,605
Region - Remote areas
1,806
833
46.1
248,037
214,411
973
53.9
34.56
435
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
208,480
32,100
15.4
30,824,237
25,349,460
176,380
84.6
31.01
38,208
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
108,797
27,775
25.5
15,267,985
12,952,073
81,022
74.5
28.58
21,137
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
93,072
32,148
34.5
12,696,105
11,011,530
60,924
65.5
27.65
18,793
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
51,493
21,501
41.8
6,919,537
6,065,690
29,992
58.2
28.47
10,857
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
39,779
21,354
53.7
5,151,933
4,663,790
18,425
46.3
26.49
8,579

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 4.18 MBS–subsidised Psychological Therapy Services 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
66,921
17,258
25.8
9,459,388
7,906,884
49,663
74.2
31.26
15,302
Age group - 15-24 years
112,154
34,607
30.9
15,632,849
13,250,031
77,547
69.1
30,73
22,272
Age group - 25-34 years
170,035
48,576
28.6
23,836,639
19,851,215
121,459
71.4
32.81
32,067
Age group - 35-44 years
184,258
57,162
31.0
25,565,345
21,721,885
127,096
69.0
30.24
34,419
Age group - 45-54 years
142,380
48,502
34.1
19,520,839
16,743,290
93,878
65.9
29.59
26,343
Age group - 55-64 years
80,872
30,609
37.8
10,904,931
9,442,523
50,263
62.2
29.10
15,192
Age group - 65+ years
28,554
13,683
47.9
3,729,370
3,349,123
14,871
52.1
25.57
5,992
Gender - Male
267,294
88,090
33.0
37,024,167
31,354,372
179,204
67.0
31.64
54,298
Gender - Female
517,880
162,307
31.3
71,625,195
60,910,579
355,573
68.7
30.13
97,289
Region - Capital cities
616,427
169,546
27.5
86,843,644
72,769,619
446,881
72.5
31.49
115,363
Region - Other metro
55,662
24,200
43.5
7,290,199
6,479,361
31,462
56.5
25.77
11,835
Region - Rural centres
67,142
33,349
49.7
8,591,100
7,715,197
33,793
50.3
25.92
14,350
Region - Other rural areas
43,244
22,125
51.2
5,557,048
4,987,384
21,119
48.8
26.97
9,377
Region - Remote areas
2,699
1,177
43,6
367,372
313,390
1,522
56.4
35.47
662
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
306,182
60,818
19.9
44,494,413
36,580,850
245,364
80.1
32.25
55,542
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
169,129
49,702
29.4
23,337,107
19,798,710
119,427
70.6
29.63
32,795
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
144,260
55,991
38.8
19,289,522
16,748,444
88,269
61.2
28.79
28,644
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
86,932
40,752
46.9
11,402,501
10,055,698
46,180
53.1
29.16
18,355
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
67,485
40,529
60.1
8,494,845
7,741,896
26,956
39.9
27.93
14,283

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 4.19 MBS–subsidised Psychological Therapy Services 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
92,933
25,947
27.9
13,362,368
11,153,008
66,986
72.1
32.98
20,521
Age group - 15-24 years
144,507
48,412
33.5
20,339,408
17,220,682
96,095
66.5
32.45
28,089
Age group - 25-34 years
207,398
63,449
30.6
29,234,697
24,326,310
143,949
69.4
34.10
38,833
Age group - 35-44 years
233,257
76,855
32.9
32,667,784
27,713,669
156,402
67.1
31.68
42,581
Age group - 45-54 years
178,006
66,155
37.2
24,509,080
21,033,078
111,851
62.8
31.08
32,286
Age group - 55-64 years
104,596
43,618
41.7
14,165,577
12,279,112
60,978
58.3
30.94
19,180
Age group - 65+ years
39,432
21,257
53.9
5,131,989
4,645,050
18,175
46.1
26.79
7,928
Gender - Male
348.024
126,457
36.3
48,511,822
41,157,501
221,567
63.7
33.19
69,254
Gender - Female
652,105
219,236
33.6
90,899,081
77,213,407
432,869
66.4
31.62
120,164
Region - Capital cities
776,139
235,723
30.4
110,135,752
92,298,251
540,416
69.6
33.01
141,792
Region - Other metro
75,074
36,411
48.5
9,864,343
8,773,344
38,633
51.5
28.24
15,777
Region - Rural centres
85,008
40,830
48.0
11,038,690
9,859,716
44,178
52.0
26.69
18,069
Region - Other rural areas
60,123
30,988
51.5
7,843,121
6,994,260
29,135
48.5
29.14
12,860
Region - Remote areas
3,777
1,710
45.3
527,757
444,412
2,067
54.7
40.32
916
SE disadvantage - Quintile 5 (Least)
378,234
81,842
21.5
55,616,817
45,567,059
296,752
78.5
33.87
67,343
SE disadvantage - Quintile 4
219,527
73,014
33.3
30,463,969
25,851,453
146,513
66.7
31.48
41,567
SE disadvantage - Quintile 3
181,950
74,324
40.8
24,538,181
21,280,659
107,626
59.2
30.27
35,733
SE disadvantage - Quintile 2
116,900
57,321
49.0
15,381,304
13,616,236
59,579
51.0
29.63
23,903
SE disadvantage - Quintile 1 (Most)
89,358
55,463
62.1
11,342,417
10,358,578
33,895
37.9
29.03
18,346

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.