AIR - Annual Coverage Historical Data - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

This page provides state summary historical data showing the percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fully immunised children by calendar year, 2003 to 2016.

Page last updated: 27 April 2017

The current definition of fully immunised for measuring coverage rates includes vaccination against: hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenzae type b, polio, measles, mumps and rubella, pneumococcal, varicella and meningococcal C.

Hepatitis B was not included into the register until 2002.

The definition of fully immunised for measuring coverage rates was most recently expanded in 2013 and 2014 to accommodate changes to the National Immunisation Program Schedule:

  • December 2013 - pneumococcal vaccine for children aged 12-15 months was added.
  • December 2014 - measles, mumps, rubella dose 2 (previously dose 1 was measured), varicella and meningococcal C for children aged 24 -27 months was included.

Cohort 1 (12-<15 Months)

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StateAge Group
2003 %Fully
2004 %Fully
2005 %Fully
2006 %Fully
2007 %Fully
2008 %Fully
2009 %Fully
2010 %Fully
2011 %Fully
2012 %Fully
2013 %Fully
2014 %Fully
2015 %Fully
2016 %Fully
ACT12-<15 Months
88.75
87.77
89.11
79.76
90.00
88.24
88.42
92.93
89.11
78.81
89.74
94.53
93.15
91.87
NSW12-<15 Months
85.87
84.28
86.91
83.74
84.59
85.07
86.97
86.57
85.86
85.91
86.24
89.21
91.22
93.34
VIC12-<15 Months
86.91
88.94
87.04
82.68
86.82
85.67
86.60
84.97
83.90
86.70
85.31
86.79
87.11
90.62
QLD12-<15 Months
83.49
85.94
85.64
85.21
85.81
85.58
85.93
85.30
85.30
86.09
86.17
86.18
87.47
90.39
SA12-<15 Months
83.36
80.60
76.08
80.11
78.14
77.46
79.89
77.99
79.14
77.85
77.48
83.82
89.23
92.45
WA12-<15 Months
80.24
78.77
79.13
77.48
77.23
76.96
76.45
78.68
80.80
79.34
81.47
84.30
83.42
86.51
TAS12-<15 Months
88.98
92.10
92.19
92.71
91.27
89.33
89.66
92.05
90.49
91.74
88.60
86.37
91.36
93.33
NT12-<15 Months
86.87
84.43
88.23
88.73
87.72
87.27
88.02
86.71
88.38
91.79
90.23
87.20
92.02
92.08
AUS12-<15 Months
84.74
84.19
85.44
83.97
84.26
84.11
84.92
84.77
85.01
85.40
85.59
86.96
88.72
91.16

Cohort 2 (24-<27 Months)

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StateAge Group
2003 %Fully
2004 %Fully
2005 %Fully
2006 %Fully
2007 %Fully
2008 %Fully
2009 %Fully
2010 %Fully
2011 %Fully
2012 %Fully
2013 %Fully
2014 %Fully*
2015 %Fully*
2016 %Fully
ACT24-<27 Months
81.30
85.76
93.22
88.52
89.71
89.72
94.06
96.67
94.85
93.75
88.70
92.11
82.17
88.89
NSW24-<27 Months
86.93
89.30
89.05
91.94
91.31
91.64
90.53
91.96
92.15
91.97
90.81
91.30
88.50
91.05
VIC24-<27 Months
88.91
90.76
93.54
94.23
89.80
90.74
92.28
92.48
92.24
89.14
91.49
89.71
83.76
89.32
QLD24-<27 Months
86.27
90.33
91.30
91.40
91.78
92.43
91.07
92.69
93.22
93.26
92.45
91.33
85.93
88.98
SA24-<27 Months
87.09
91.20
89.47
88.42
89.39
89.03
88.75
91.12
87.59
86.87
86.62
84.60
84.45
87.50
WA24-<27 Months
82.84
87.45
87.50
85.54
84.59
85.36
84.35
86.88
89.90
88.99
90.67
87.98
83.24
85.33
TAS24-<27 Months
91.56
92.18
93.85
94.10
93.87
92.61
93.41
93.50
94.29
94.51
93.77
88.79
86.41
91.52
NT24-<27 Months
82.32
94.26
94.04
94.55
93.67
94.28
93.76
94.83
95.60
96.92
95.86
93.53
86.56
88.30
AUS24-<27 Months
86.06
90.40
90.66
91.25
90.64
91.07
90.29
91.87
92.46
92.19
91.68
90.57
86.18
89.13

*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) was included in the definition of fully immunised for the 24-<27 month cohort.

The inclusion of these immunisations to the coverage calculation in December 2014 caused a drop in the 24-<27 month coverage rates. The coverage rate dropped because the criteria to be assessed as fully immunised now includes more vaccines. The more vaccines included in the assessment, the higher the likelihood of reduced coverage rates. This usually resolves over time as the changes become more routine.


Cohort 3 (60-<63 Months)**

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StateAge Group
2003 %Fully
2004 %Fully
2005 %Fully
2006 %Fully
2007 %Fully
2008 %Fully
2009 %Fully
2010 %Fully
2011 %Fully
2012 %Fully
2013 %Fully
2014 %Fully
2015 %Fully
2016 %Fully
ACT60-<63 Months
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
81.33
75.86
82.95
92.11
83.87
89.22
97.92
94.40
94.96
89.08
NSW60-<63 Months
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
72.42
71.58
77.07
82.27
84.88
90.12
93.93
94.40
95.31
96.47
VIC60-<63 Months
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
74.31
78.90
79.32
85.48
86.58
90.86
91.64
91.77
92.51
93.66
QLD60-<63 Months
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
83.80
79.89
78.49
84.76
88.41
90.80
93.58
93.51
93.60
95.46
SA60-<63 Months
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
70.38
63.14
66.19
77.35
77.40
83.25
87.26
88.89
92.06
94.27
WA60-<63 Months
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
73.42
72.69
73.11
79.09
81.33
84.82
90.53
91.63
92.04
93.98
TAS60-<63 Months
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
83.02
77.17
76.72
88.92
88.07
92.67
94.77
91.00
94.81
95.83
NT60-<63 Months
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
85.24
87.55
87.30
88.50
89.90
94.09
95.81
94.59
95.37
93.91
AUS60-<63 Months
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
78.00
76.82
77.84
83.58
85.84
89.81
93.07
93.20
93.94
95.20

**No Complete numerator-denominator data for 60-<63 Months recorded 1999-2005