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Definition

Public community mental health service utilisation

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Total number of community mental health service contacts provided by public sector community mental health services.
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Denominator
Total population
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Computation

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.

Analysis of remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented per 1,000 population.

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Disaggregation

2009–10—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009–10—State and territory, by:

  • sex
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles
  • sex by age (10-year age groups) (age specific rates)

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.

Analysis of remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented per 1,000 population.

Numerators
Total number of community mental health service contacts provided by public sector community mental health services.
Denominators
Total population
Disaggregation

2009–10—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009–10—State and territory, by:

  • sex
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles
  • sex by age (10-year age groups) (age specific rates)

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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