Coverage estimates - all children

Tables 1, 2 and 3 provide the latest rolling annualised quarterly report on 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 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 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Hepatitis B (%) Pneumococcal (%) Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,762 95.9 95.8 95.5 95.9 95.4 94.8
 NSW 100,135 94.6  94.5 94.3 94.5 94.1 93.7
 Vic 79,550 95.0  95.0 94.6 94.9 94.6 94.2
 Qld 62,186 94.8  94.8 94.6 94.8 94.5 94.1
 SA 19,838 94.9  94.9 94.6 94.9 94.6 94.2
 WA 35,131 94.0  94.0 93.8 93.9 93.7 93.3
 Tas 5,875 94.6  94.5 94.2 94.6 94.3 93.9
 NT 3,714 94.1  94.0 93.7 94.3 93.9 93.2
 Australia 312,191 94.7  94.7 94.4 94.6 94.3 93.9

 

Table 2. Percentage of 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 5,774 95.0 97.1 96.3 94.8 97.1 96.1 94.4 92.7
 NSW 99,303 93.3 96.2 95.0 93.1 96.0 95.0 92.7 90.1
 Vic 78,729 93.9 96.6 95.6 93.7 96.5 95.5 93.6 91.0
 Qld 62,578 94.1 96.5 95.8 93.9 96.3 95.8 93.4 91.9
 SA 19,875 93.2 96.4 95.3 93.5 96.2 95.5 93.1 90.6
 WA 34,396 92.3 96.1 94.9 92.1 95.9 94.7 91.7 89.5
 Tas 5,834 93.8 96.3 95.8 94.3 96.2 96.1 93.9 91.4
 NT 3,739 92.4 96.6 95.7 92.4 96.3 95.2 91.2 88.3
 Australia 310,228 93.5 96.4 95.4 93.4 96.2 95.3 93.0 90.7

 

Table 3. Percentage of 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 5,660 94.8 94.7 95.8 94.1
 NSW 103,287 94.3 94.3 95.3 93.7
 Vic 79,755 94.9 95.0 95.7 94.3
 Qld 65,619 94.6 94.6 95.6 94.1
 SA 20,699 94.3 94.3 95.3 93.6
 WA 34,658 92.4 92.5 94.3 91.8
 Tas 6,164 95.2 95.2 95.4 94.3
 NT 3,585 93.6 93.6 95.2 93.0
 Australia 319,427 94.3 94.4 95.4 93.7

 

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