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National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children, 2012–13 (Indicator)


The percentage of children fully immunised.

Outcome Areas

Calculation rules


Number of children who are fully immunised in the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR), for each age group.

1 year of age

2 years of age

5 years of age

Children aged 12 months to less than 15 months between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 who, prior to the age of 12 months received their third vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (DTPa) and polio (IPV), and either their second or third vaccination* for hepatitis B (hepB) and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib).

Children aged 24 months to less than 27 months between April 2012 and 31 March 2013 who, prior to the age of 24 months received their third or fourth vaccination* for DTPa and Hib, their third vaccination for IPV and hepB, and their first vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

Children aged 60 months to less than 63 months between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 who, prior to the age of 60 months received their fourth or fifth vaccination* for DTPa, their fourth vaccination for IPV and their second vaccination for MMR.

For each age it is assumed that earlier vaccinations in the series have been given.

* dependent on the type of vaccine used


Number of children who turned 1, 2 or 5 years between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 in the eligible population i.e. those children who are registered with Medicare on the ACIR


By Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status


by Medicare Local catchments and Statistical Areas Level 3, which have been derived from Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}.

Medicare Locals are primary health care organisations established to improve responsiveness, coordinate primary health care delivery and tackle local health care needs and service gaps. A Medicare Local catchment refers to the geographical area of a Medical Local.

Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3s) are geographic areas defined in the ABS Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). The aim of SA3s is to create a standard framework for the analysis of ABS data at the regional level through clustering groups of SA2s that have similar regional characteristics. There are 333 spatial SA3s covering the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps. They are designed to provide a regional breakdown of Australia. SA3s generally have a population of between 30,000 and 130,000 people. There are approximately 50 with fewer than 30,000 people and 35 with more than 130,000 as at 30 June 2011. For further information see the ABS publication, Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 – Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001).


Healthy Communities


National Health Performance Authority-Performance and Accountability Framework

Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children in 2012–13, Technical Supplement.

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