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 September 2017, December 2017, March 2018, and June 2018 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 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Hepatitis B (%) Pneumococcal (%) Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 157 93.6 93.6 93.6 94.3 94.9 93.0
 NSW 5,538 94.6 94.6 94.6 94.9 94.6 94.4
 Vic 1,775 94.9 94.9 95.0 94.9 94.9 94.7
 Qld 5,382 92.1 92.0 92.0 93.1 92.0 91.8
 SA 883 90.7 90.7 90.6 92.0 90.7 90.6
 WA 2,174 88.3 88.2 88.1 88.7 88.1 88.0
 Tas 458 95.2 95.2 95.2 95.2 95.2 95.2
 NT 1,283 92.8 92.8 92.8 95.0 93.3 92.2
 Australia 17,650 92.8 92.7 92.7 93.5 92.8 92.5

 

Table 2. Percentage of Indigenous 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 136 95.6 97.8 98.5 97.1 97.8 98.5 95.6 94.1
 NSW 5,460 93.9 98.0 97.5 94.6 98.1 97.6 93.4 91.8
 Vic 1,536 91.3 97.3 96.5 92.7 97.4 96.2 91.2 88.5
 Qld 5,279 91.5 97.3 96.7 92.7 97.6 96.8 91.3 89.0
 SA 831 89.7 97.2 95.9 91.3 97.6 96.0 90.3 87.4
 WA 2,117 86.1 96.6 95.9 88.3 96.7 94.9 86.1 82.7
 Tas 439 91.6 97.0 94.8 92.5 97.3 95.2 90.9 87.5
 NT 1,213 90.1 97.7 96.8 91.6 97.9 96.1 88.1 84.5
 Australia 17,011 91.4 97.5 96.8 92.7 97.6 96.7 91.1 88.7

 


Table 3. Percentage of Indigenous 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 141 97.2 97.2 97.0 97.2
 NSW 5,072 97.4 97.4 98.7 97.3
 Vic 1,163 96.9 96.9 98.1 96.7
 Qld 5,048 96.9 96.9 98.7 96.9
 SA 801 96.4 96.3 98.6 96.3
 WA 2,059 96.4 96.2 99.1 96.1
 Tas 457 96.5 96.5 94.1 96.1
 NT 1,197 94.2 94.0 97.1 93.8
 Australia 15,938 96.8 96.7 98.4 96.6

 

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