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Immunisation coverage rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

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We have reached the aspirational target of 95 per cent coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander five year olds. We are getting closer for one year olds but still have some work to do for two year olds.

National coverage rates

Immunisation coverage for one and five year olds has increased since 2007. We have reached the target of 95 per cent for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander five year olds.

As at December 2018, the coverage rates were:

  • 92.62% for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander one year olds
  • 88.20% for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander two year olds
  • 96.66% for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander five year olds

State and territory coverage rates

Coverage rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1 year olds

Four states and territories (New South Wales, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania) have coverage rates above the national rate.

    Map showing immunisation coverage rates for 1 year old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    Coverage rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2 year olds

    While coverage rates for two year olds are low compared to other age groups, this is because of recent changes to the immunisation schedule.

    Map showing immunisation coverage rates for 2 year old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    Coverage rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5 year olds

    Five states and territories (Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania) have coverage rates above the national rate.

    Map showing immunisation coverage rates for 5 year old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    For detailed data, take a look at:

    Local area coverage rates

    Coverage rates for local areas can be quite different to the state or territory rates. To explore coverage in your local area, take a look at: 

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    Last updated: 
    5 February 2019