Coverage estimates - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

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

The data show the proportion of Indigenous 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 Indigenous children immunised at 12 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Hepatitis B (%) Pneumococcal (%) Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 133 92.5  92.5 93.2 93.2 94.0 92.5
 NSW 5,477 94.6  94.5 94.5 94.9 94.5 94.3
 Vic 1,758 93.4  93.3 93.4 93.6 93.5 93.1
 Qld 5,426 91.6 91.6 91.6 92.8 91.6 91.4
 SA 863 90.4 90.4 90.3 92.4 90.5 90.3
 WA 2,121 88.5 88.4 88.4 88.9 88.4 88.2
 Tas 437 95.0 94.7 94.7 95.2 95.0 94.7
 NT 1,281 92.7 92.7 92.5 94.2 93.0 92.0
 Australia 17,496 92.5 92.4 92.4 93.2 92.5 92.2

 

Table 2. Percentage of Indigenous children immunised at 24 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Measles, mumps, rubella (%)Hepatitis B (%) Meningococcal C (%) Varicella (%)Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 131 92.4 98.5 98.5 91.6 98.5 96.2 90.1 89.3
 NSW 5,285 92.7 97.9 97.3 94.0 97.9 97.4 93.2 90.8
 Vic 1,547 91.0 97.3 96.1 92.6 97.5 95.7 91.7 88.8
 Qld 5,265 90.7 96.8 96.5 92.6 97.2 96.9 91.6 88.8
 SA 860 89.3 98.3 96.9 91.2 98.5 96.5 90.4 87.6
 WA 2,131 84.8 96.1 95.4 87.9 96.3 94.0 86.4 81.8
 Tas 447 92.8 98.2 97.8 95.3 98.2 98.0 94.4 89.7
 NT 1,297 89.4 97.3 96.7 92.1 97.3 96.3 89.1 84.6
 Australia 16,963 90.5 97.3 96.7 92.4 97.5 96.5 91.2 88.2

 


Table 3. Percentage of Indigenous children immunised at 60 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Measles, mumps, rubella (%)
 
Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 127 96.9 96.9 99.0 96.9
 NSW 4,956 97.3 97.3 98.1 97.0
 Vic 1,234 95.1 95.1 97.1 94.7
 Qld 5,165 97.1 97.2 98.6 96.9
 SA 798 94.2 94.2 97.3 94.2
 WA 2,035 96.0 95.8 98.2 95.4
 Tas 472 96.4 96.4 95.2 95.3
 NT 1,240 94.4 94.3 97.0 93.8
 Australia 16,027 96.5 96.5 98.0 96.2

 

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: 2nd February 2018