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Immunisation coverage rates for all children

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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.

1 year old coverage rates for all children at 31 March 2018. Australia 94.1%, ACT 94.9%, NSW 93.9%, VIC 94.3%, QLD 94%, SA 94.3%, WA 93.6%, TAS 94.6%, NT 93.6%

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.

 2 year old coverage rates for all children at 31 March 2018. Australia 90.5%, ACT 92%, NSW 89.9%, VIC 90.9%, QLD 91.7%, SA 90.6%, WA 89.1%, TAS 90.9%, NT 88.7%

Coverage rates for 5 year olds

Three states and territories (ACT, Tasmania and Victoria) have coverage rates above the national rate.

5 year old coverage rates for all children at 31 March 2018. Australia 94.2%, ACT 94.6%, NSW 94.2%, VIC 95%, QLD 94.2%, SA 94.1%, WA 92.5%, TAS 95.3%, NT 93.5%

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:

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.

Last updated: 
1 August 2018