Current coverage data tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

The data tables below show the percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fully immunised at one, two and five years of age. The data are for the most recent period available (annual period ending March 2021) the percentages for Australia as a whole and each state and territory.

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About these tables

These tables provide the latest annualised quarterly report on childhood immunisation coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), which combines the June 2020, September 2020, December 2020 and March 2021 assessment quarters. 

The data show the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fully immunised at age 12 months, 24 months and 60 months according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

A full description of the methodology used can be found in Communicable Diseases Intelligence 1998, volume 22, issue 3 (pages 36 to 37).

One year olds

This data table is for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander one year old cohort (12 to less than 15 months old).

Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children 'fully immunised' by 12 months of age is 93.70%. For individual antigens due by 12 months of age, all states and territories had coverage levels equal to or above 89.30%.

State

% DTP

% Polio

% HIB

% Hep B

% Pneumo

% Fully immunised*

ACT

93.93

93.93

93.93

94.39

97.66

93.93

NSW

94.98

94.98

94.95

95.28

97.07

94.64

VIC

95.66

95.66

95.62

95.79

97.70

95.40

QLD

93.69

93.69

93.69

94.11

97.18

93.64

SA

91.39

91.39

91.39

91.39

95.84

91.30

WA

89.34

89.34

89.30

89.62

95.49

89.22

TAS

97.67

97.67

97.67

97.67

97.85

97.49

NT

94.65

94.65

94.65

95.20

98.58

94.65

AUS

93.88

93.88

93.86

94.19

97.04

93.70

  • * From quarter ending 31 December 2013, pneumococcal (dose 3) was included in the definition of fully immunised for the 12 to less than 15 months cohort.

Two year olds

This data table is for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander two year old cohort (24 to less than 27 months old).

Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children 'fully immunised' by 24 months of age is 91.73%. For individual antigens due by 24 months of age, all states and territories had coverage levels equal to or above 87.09%.

State

% DTP*

% Polio

% HIB

% Hep B

% MMR

% Pneumo

% MenC**

% Varicella**

% Fully immunised**

ACT

94.95

98.48

96.46

98.48

95.96

98.48

98.99

95.45

94.95

NSW

93.93

97.64

95.30

97.75

94.73

96.97

97.36

94.73

92.90

VIC

94.87

97.90

96.11

97.95

95.25

97.26

97.43

95.34

93.88

QLD

92.60

97.58

94.92

97.73

94.19

97.37

97.25

94.07

91.77

SA

91.01

97.20

94.20

97.00

92.55

96.62

96.03

92.26

88.97

WA

89.77

96.79

93.71

96.71

91.76

96.10

96.27

91.64

87.09

TAS

96.05

98.11

96.74

98.11

96.74

97.94

96.40

96.74

93.48

NT

93.31

97.85

94.90

97.93

93.39

97.85

97.53

92.99

91.24

AUS

93.04

97.57

95.06

97.63

94.15

97.09

97.14

94.07

91.73

  • * From quarter ending 31 March 2017, DTP dose 4 (given at 18 months) was included in the definition for fully immunised for 24 to less than 27 months.
  • ** From quarter ending 31 December 2014, meningococcal C (given at 12 months), and dose 2 measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and dose 1 varicella (given as MMRV at 18 months) were included in the definition of fully immunised for the 24 to 27 month cohort.
  • The inclusion of these immunisations to the coverage calculation in December 2014 and March 2017 caused a drop in the 24 to 27 month coverage rates. The coverage rate has dropped because the criteria to be assessed as fully immunised now includes more antigens.
  • The more antigens included in the assessment, the higher the likelihood of reduced coverage rates. This usually resolves over time as the changes become more routine.

Five year olds

This data table is for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander five year old cohort (60 to less than 63 months old).

Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children 'fully immunised' by 60 months of age is 97.26%. For individual antigens due by 60 months of age all jurisdictions achieved coverage greater than or equal to 96.14%.

State

% DTP

% Polio

% Fully immunised*

ACT

98.19

98.19

98.19

NSW

98.07

97.75

97.70

VIC

98.26

97.68

97.68

QLD

97.55

97.16

97.10

SA

97.53

97.11

97.00

WA

96.87

96.14

96.05

TAS

97.54

97.35

97.35

NT

97.92

97.52

97.44

AUS

97.74

97.32

97.26

  • * From quarter ending 31 December 2017, dose 2 measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) was removed from the definition of fully immunised for the 60 to 63 month cohort.
Last updated: 
3 May 2021

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