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 December 2016, March 2017, June 2017, and September 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 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

 

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 94.4 92.9 92.9
 NSW 5,406 94.5  94.5 94.4 94.9 94.5 94.3
 Vic 1,686 92.2  92.1 91.9 92.5 92.1 91.6
 Qld 5,366 91.8 91.7 91.7 93.0 91.7 91.6
 SA 856 91.8 91.8 91.6 93.2 92.2 91.6
 WA 2,184 89.1  88.9 89.0 89.4 89.1 88.9
 Tas 428 93.9 93.7 93.7 94.2 93.9 93.7
 NT 1,266 92.4 92.4 92.2 93.1 92.6 91.6
 Australia 17,318 92.4 92.4 92.3 93.1 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 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Measles, mumps, rubella (%)Hepatitis B (%) Meningococcal C (%) Varicella (%)Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 134 94.8 100.0 98.5 92.5 100.0 96.3 91.0 90.3
 NSW 5,208 93.7 97.8 97.4 94.0 97.9 97.4 93.1 90.9
 Vic 1,477 92.6 97.3 96.1 92.5 97.5 95.4 92.0 89.4
 Qld 5,345 92.0 96.6 96.5 92.4 97.0 96.8 91.2 88.7
 SA 874 90.7 97.6 95.9 90.6 97.7 95.5 90.4 87.5
 WA 2,094 86.3 95.2 94.6 87.4 95.4 92.9 86.3 82.1
 Tas 458 93.2 98.3 98.5 94.5 98.0 98.3 93.7 89.7
 NT 1,354 91.2 97.4 96.8 91.9 97.5 96.3 89.1 85.0
 Australia 16,944 91.8 97.1 96.6 92.2 97.2 96.3 91.1 88.3

 

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

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Measles, mumps, rubella (%)
 
Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 132 96.2 96.2 97.7 96.2
 NSW 4,884 97.3 97.3 97.9 96.7
 Vic 1,231 95.3 95.4 97.0 94.5
 Qld 5,117 97.0 97.1 98.3 96.8
 SA 824 94.1 94.1 97.1 93.7
 WA 1,986 95.6 95.5 97.7 95.0
 Tas 480 96.3 96.3 95.6 95.0
 NT 1,283 95.0 95.0 96.7 94.4
 Australia 15,937 96.5 96.5 97.7 95.9

 

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: 6th November 2017