Coverage estimates - all children

Tables 1, 2 and 3 provide the latest rolling annualised quarterly report on childhood immunisation coverage for the September 2017, December 2017, March 2018, and June 2018 assessment quarters from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

The data show the proportion of children fully immunised at age 12 months, 24 months and 60 months according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule. 'Fully immunised' refers to vaccines on the NIP Schedule, but excludes rotavirus.

A full description of the basic methodology used can be found in Communicable Diseases Intelligence (O'Brien et al. 1998;22(3):36-37).

More information on the vaccination schedule and national due and overdue rules for childhood immunisation are available from the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

Table 1: Percentage of children immunised at 12 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Hepatitis B (%) Pneumococcal (%) Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,787 96.0 96.0 95.8 96.1 95.7 95.4
 NSW 99,402 94.7  94.7 94.5 94.6 94.3 94.0
 Vic 78,609 95.1  95.0 94.8 94.9 94.6 94.2
 Qld 61,120 94.6  94.6 94.4 94.6 94.3 94.0
 SA 19,397 95.0  95.0 94.8 94.9 94.6 94.3
 WA 34,597 94.0  94.0 93.9 94.0 93.7 93.4
 Tas 5,736 94.7  94.8 94.6 94.8 94.6 94.4
 NT 3,686 94.0  94.0 93.8 95.0 94.1 93.4
 Australia 308,334 94.7  94.7 94.5 94.7 94.4 94.0

 

Table 2. Percentage of children immunised at 24 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Measles, mumps, rubella (%)Hepatitis B (%) Meningococcal C (%) Varicella (%)Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,807 94.5 97.0 96.3 94.8 97.0 96.2 94.1 92.5
 NSW 99,633 92.9 96.4 95.2 93.3 96.3 95.3 92.1 90.0
 Vic 79,989 93.6 96.9 96.0 94.0 96.8 95.8 93.0 91.0
 Qld 62,676 93.4 96.4 95.7 93.8 96.3 95.6 92.9 91.6
 SA 19,882 93.0 96.4 95.4 93.6 96.3 95.5 92.6 90.7
 WA 34,714 91.5 96.2 95.0 92.0 96.0 94.8 91.2 89.2
 Tas 5,811 93.5 96.4 95.3 94.2 96.3 95.7 93.1 91.0
 NT 3,617 91.5 96.6 95.5 92.0 96.4 94.9 90.7 88.3
 Australia 312,129 93.1 96.5 95.5 93.5 96.4 95.5 92.5 90.6

 

Table 3. Percentage of children immunised at 60 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Measles, mumps, rubella (%)
 
Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,814 95.0 95.1 96.5 94.9
 NSW 105,232 94.6 94.6 96.2 94.4
 Vic 82,095 95.5 95.5 96.7 95.3
 Qld 66,730 94.4 94.4 96.2 94.3
 SA 20,869 94.4 94.4 96.0 94.2
 WA 35,242 93.0 93.0 95.5 92.8
 Tas 6,110 95.8 95.8 96.8 95.7
 NT 3,478 93.3 93.3 96.5 93.1
 Australia 325,570 94.6 94.6 96.3 94.4

 

Acknowledgment: These figures were calculated from data provided by the Australian Government Department of Human Services to specifications provided by the Australian Government Department of Health. For further information on these figures or data on the Australian Immunisation Register, please contact the Immunisation Section of the Australian Government Department of Human Services, Medicare Australia: Telephone 1800 653 809.

Page last updated: 17th September 2018