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Current coverage data tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Data tables showing the percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fully immunised at 1, 2 and 5 years of age. The data is for the most recent period available includes 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 the June 2018, September 2018, December 2018 and March 2019 assessment quarters from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

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).

1 year olds

This data table is for the 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 slightly decreased from the previous report to 92.37 per cent. For individual antigens due by 12 months of age, all states and territories had coverage levels equal to or above 89.05 per cent.

State

% DTP

% Polio

% HIB

% Hep B

% Pneumo

% Fully Immunised*

ACT

97.45

97.45

96.82

97.45

99.36

96.82

NSW

94.32

94.27

94.26

94.51

96.60

94.14

VIC

92.07

92.07

92.07

92.22

95.35

92.00

QLD

91.99

91.99

91.93

93.10

95.27

91.86

SA

89.74

89.74

89.51

90.51

94.04

89.51

WA

89.05

89.05

89.05

89.52

94.70

89.01

TAS

96.20

96.20

96.20

96.20

97.15

96.20

NT

93.10

93.10

93.27

94.28

96.38

92.94

AUS

92.51

92.50

92.47

93.11

95.75

92.37

  • * 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.

2 year olds

This data table is for the 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 increased from the previous report to 88.62 per cent. The lower rates observed in coverage for two year olds are due to changes in the definition of fully immunised.

Nevertheless, the coverage rate is expected to continue to increase following the trend from 2018.

State

% DTP*

% Polio

% HIB

% Hep B

% MMR

% MenC**

% Varicella**

% Fully Immunised**

ACT

91.95

98.28

97.13

98.28

91.95

95.98

90.80

89.66

NSW

92.47

97.50

96.75

97.57

92.97

96.75

92.42

90.80

VIC

92.43

97.76

97.14

97.68

92.90

96.60

91.66

90.04

QLD

91.42

97.18

96.86

97.51

92.71

96.75

91.94

89.28

SA

88.83

97.29

96.05

97.40

90.52

96.39

90.07

87.25

WA

85.31

95.67

94.73

95.89

87.50

95.18

85.89

82.19

TAS

93.16

96.58

95.37

96.38

93.36

95.57

92.96

91.35

NT

91.27

97.94

96.46

98.27

92.75

97.28

89.21

85.42

AUS

90.97

97.19

96.46

97.36

92.04

96.51

91.04

88.62

  • * 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.

5 year olds

This data table is for the 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 has remained at 96.66 per cent. For individual antigens due by 60 months of age all jurisdictions achieved coverage greater than or equal to 94.42 per cent.

State

% DTP

% Polio

% Fully Immunised*

ACT

98.03

98.03

98.03

NSW

97.69

97.69

97.67

VIC

96.78

96.78

96.69

QLD

97.02

97.02

96.97

SA

95.76

95.51

95.51

WA

95.39

95.24

95.15

TAS

95.97

95.97

95.97

NT

94.51

94.42

94.33

AUS

96.74

96.70

96.66

  • * 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: 
16 August 2019

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