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 June 2016, September 2016, December 2016, and March 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 January 2015 to 31 December 2015

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Hepatitis B (%) Pneumococcal (%) Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 126 92.9  92.9 92.9 93.7 92.9 92.9
 NSW 5,230 93.9  93.9 93.8 94.2 93.9 93.6
 Vic 1,533 91.7  91.5 91.4 91.9 91.5 90.9
 Qld 5,239 91.6 91.6 91.5 92.9 91.6 91.4
 SA 870 92.5 92.5 92.6 92.9 92.9 92.4
 WA 2,094 88.2  88.2 88.1 88.6 88.1 88.0
 Tas 408 94.6 94.4 94.1 95.3 94.6 94.1
 NT 1,347 92.4 92.4 92.3 92.7 92.4 91.8
 Australia 16,847 92.1 92.1 92.0 92.7 92.1 91.8

 

Table 2. Percentage of Indigenous children immunised at 24 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Measles, mumps, rubella (%)Hepatitis B (%) Meningococcal C (%) Varicella (%)Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 142 96.5 97.2 97.2 90.9 97.2 97.2 90.1 88.7
 NSW 5,088 96.0 97.4 96.7 93.5 97.4 96.5 92.9 91.1
 Vic 1,331 95.9 97.4 96.5 92.6 97.3 96.0 92.3 90.6
 Qld 5,402 95.0 96.5 96.4 92.3 97.0 96.8 91.0 89.2
 SA 871 95.0 97.0 95.4 90.8 97.0 95.5 91.0 88.8
 WA 2,137 91.7 95.0 94.2 87.3 95.1 92.7 86.2 83.8
 Tas 455 96.5 98.2 98.2 95.4 98.0 98.0 94.7 92.1
 NT 1,290 94.9 97.4 97.0 91.7 97.6 96.1 89.5 86.5
 Australia 16,716 95.0 96.8 96.3 92.0 97.0 96.0 91.1 89.0

 

Table 3. Percentage of Indigenous children immunised at 60 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Measles, mumps, rubella (%)
 
Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 113 92.0 92.0 93.8 92.0
 NSW 4,647 97.4 97.4 97.3 96.5
 Vic 1,086 94.6 94.8 95.8 93.4
 Qld 4,924 96.5 96.5 96.8 95.8
 SA 865 93.3 93.3 95.0 92.8
 WA 1,973 94.8 94.8 95.9 94.1
 Tas 435 96.6 96.6 96.1 95.4
 NT 1,286 95.0 94.9 95.1 94.2
 Australia 15,329 96.1 96.1 96.5 95.3

 

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: 20th April 2017