Most state and territory coverage rates are similar to the national coverage rates. You can also explore coverage rates for your local area, which can be quite different to your state or territory rate.
National coverage rates
Immunisation coverage for 1 and 5 year olds has increased since 2008. We have not reached the aspirational target of 95% yet but we are close.
At March 2018, the national coverage rates were:
- 94.1% for all 1 year olds
- 90.5% for all 2 year olds
- 94.2% for all 5 year olds.
State and territory coverage rates
Coverage rates for 1 year olds
Four states and territories (ACT, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria) have coverage rates above the national rate.
Coverage rates for 2 year olds
While coverage rates for 2 year olds in the states and territories are low compared to other ages, this is because of recent changes to the immunisation schedule.
Coverage rates for 5 year olds
Three states and territories (ACT, Tasmania and Victoria) have coverage rates above the national rate.
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:
- our childhood immunisation coverage data by Primary Health Networks (PHN) and Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3)
- the immunisation interactive data table on the My Healthy Communities website, where you can explore historical data by postcode or PHN.
What are PHNs? The Australian Government set up 31 PHNs across the country to improve the coordination of health services. Find your PHN by using the PHN map locator.
What are SA3s? The Australian Bureau of Statistics uses SA3s to group data by region. Australia is divided into 351 SA3s. You can find your SA3 by using ABS Maps.