AIR - Current Data - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

This page provides a State Summary table of current data showing the percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fully immunised children.

Page last updated: 11 September 2017

The following tables provide the latest annualised quarterly report on childhood immunisation coverage for the September 2016, December 2016, March 2017 and June 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 Schedule.

A full description of the methodology used can be found in Communicable Diseases Intelligence 1998;22(3), 36-37.



Cohort 1 (12-<15 Months)
State
Age Group
% DTP
% Polio
% HIB
% Hep B
% MMR
% Pneumo
% MenC
% Varicella
% Fully Immunised*
ACT
12-<15 Months
95.28
95.28
95.28
96.06
n/a
95.28
n/a
n/a
95.28
NSW
12-<15 Months
94.53
94.51
94.42
94.91
n/a
94.49
n/a
n/a
94.27
VIC
12-<15 Months
91.47
91.28
91.03
91.84
n/a
91.16
n/a
n/a
90.66
QLD
12-<15 Months
92.29
92.27
92.20
93.49
n/a
92.27
n/a
n/a
92.07
SA
12-<15 Months
91.65
91.65
91.53
92.45
n/a
91.99
n/a
n/a
91.42
WA
12-<15 Months
89.00
88.90
88.90
89.42
n/a
89.00
n/a
n/a
88.76
TAS
12-<15 Months
93.08
92.84
92.84
93.79
n/a
93.08
n/a
n/a
92.84
NT
12-<15 Months
92.16
92.16
91.93
92.79
n/a
92.24
n/a
n/a
91.39
AUS
12-<15 Months
92.50
92.45
92.35
93.19
n/a
92.48
n/a
n/a
92.17

*From quarter ending 31 December 2013, pneumococcal (dose 3) was included in the definition of fully immunised for the 12-<15 month cohort.

Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of Indigenous children 'fully immunised' by 12 months of age for Australia increased from the previous report by 0.4 percent to 92.2%. For individual antigens due by 12 months of age, all jurisdictions except Western Australia had coverage levels above 91.0%.



Cohort 2 (24-<27 Months).
State
Age Group
% DTP**
% Polio
% HIB
% Hep B
% MMR
% Pneumo
% Men C***
% Varicella***
% Fully Immunised***
ACT
24-<27 Months
93.71
98.60
97.20
98.60
90.21
n/a
95.10
89.51
88.81
NSW
24-<27 Months
94.40
97.49
96.93
97.47
93.53
n/a
96.85
92.66
90.61
VIC
24-<27 Months
94.00
97.14
96.29
97.36
92.58
n/a
95.65
92.15
89.72
QLD
24-<27 Months
93.22
96.43
96.43
96.87
92.14
n/a
96.72
90.92
88.81
SA
24-<27 Months
92.45
97.68
95.82
97.79
90.71
n/a
95.70
90.71
88.15
WA
24-<27 Months
89.34
95.29
94.58
95.47
87.74
n/a
92.93
86.80
83.59
TAS
24-<27 Months
95.38
98.74
98.53
98.53
95.17
n/a
98.11
94.54
90.97
NT
24-<27 Months
93.24
97.40
96.96
97.48
91.91
n/a
96.29
89.53
85.67
AUS
24-<27 Months
93.19
96.89
96.41
97.08
92.03
n/a
96.14
91.00
88.56

**From quarter ending 31 March 2017, DTP dose 4 (given at 18 months) was included in the definition for fully immunised for 24-<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 24-27 month cohort.

The inclusion of these immunisations to the coverage calculation in December 2014 and March 2017 caused a drop in the 24-27 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.

Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of Indigenous children 'fully immunised' by 24 months of age for Australia again decreased from the previous report by 0.5 percent to 88.6%. The observed decrease in coverage is because of the change in the definition of fully immunised. This usually resolves over time as the changes become more routine.



Cohort 3 (60-<63 Months)
State
Age Group
% DTP
% Polio
% HIB
% Hep B
% MMR
% Pneumo
% Men C% Varicella
% Fully Immunised
ACT
60-<63 Months
95.04
95.04
n/a
n/a
97.52
n/a
n/a
n/a
95.04
NSW
60-<63 Months
97.34
97.28
n/a
n/a
97.73
n/a
n/a
n/a
96.67
VIC
60-<63 Months
94.83
95.00
n/a
n/a
96.19
n/a
n/a
n/a
93.73
QLD
60-<63 Months
96.72
96.72
n/a
n/a
97.60
n/a
n/a
n/a
96.25
SA
60-<63 Months
94.10
94.10
n/a
n/a
96.18
n/a
n/a
n/a
93.64
WA
60-<63 Months
95.26
95.26
n/a
n/a
96.84
n/a
n/a
n/a
94.55
TAS
60-<63 Months
96.81
96.81
n/a
n/a
95.96
n/a
n/a
n/a
95.53
NT
60-<63 Months
95.42
95.34
n/a
n/a
96.27
n/a
n/a
n/a
94.72
AUS
60-<63 Months
96.33
96.31
n/a
n/a
97.20
n/a
n/a
n/a
95.68
Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of Indigenous children 'fully immunised' by 60 months of age for Australia increased from the previous report by 0.4 percent to 95.7%. All jurisdictions experienced increases in percentage of children ‘fully immunised’ by 60 months of age. For individual antigens due by 60 months of age all jurisdictions achieved coverage greater than 94.0%.