Latest releases

The indicators updated in the latest releases of the Social Health Atlases of Australia are detailed below by release date. To view, refer to the Maps, Data or Graphs section of the website - or view the Topics, indicators and notes on the data for further information.

PHA boundaries have been updated to reflect the 2016 ASGS. Where PHA boundaries have changed between 2011 and 2016, the data for non-Census indicators have been created using an Australian Bureau of Statistics SA2 correspondence based on 2011 population distributions. For PHA areas such as Colac Region/ Otway (85.2%), Moyne - East/ Moyne - West (-30.3%), Bli Bli/ Diddilibah – Rosemount (125.3%) and Noosa Hinterland (-26.4%) where the population has changed substantially between 2011 and 2016, the data should be treated with caution.

2019

Data release: 22 October 2019 - By Population Health Area, Local Government Area, Primary Health Network, Quintiles of Socioeconomic Disadvantage of Area and Remoteness Area

Social Health Atlases of Australia

The topics and indicators in this latest release are listed below. Click the matrix table below to view the data and the format by which they are published.

Latest Releases October 2019

 

Age distribution - 5 year age groups

  • Males/Females/Persons: 5 year age groups, 2018 ERP

Age distribution - broad age groups

  • Males/Females/Persons: broad age groups, 2018 ERP

Migration and Humanitarian Program

  • Permanent migrants entering Australia under the Offshore Humanitarian Program who arrived between: 2000 and 9th August 2016; 2000 and 2006; 2007 and 2011; 2012 and 9th August 2016, 2016
  • Permanent migrants entering Australia on a Child, Partner, Parent or Other Family stream visa who arrived between: 2000 and 9th August 2016; 2000 and 2006; 2007 and 2011; 2012 and 9th August 2016, 2016
  • Permanent migrants entering Australia on a Skill stream visa who arrived between: 2000 and 9th August 2016; 2000 and 2006; 2007 and 2011; 2012 and 9th August 2016, 2016

Education

  • Children aged 4 years old, 5 years old, and 4 and 5 year olds enrolled in a preschool program, 2018
  • Participation in vocational education and training - Aboriginal population, 2017
  • Participation in vocational education and training - non-Indigenous population, 2017
  • Participation in vocational education and training - total population, 2017
  • Load pass rate of vocational education and training subjects - government-funded hours, 2017
  • Load pass rate of vocational education and training subjects - private-funded hours, 2017
  • Load pass rate of vocational education and training subjects - Aboriginal students, 2017
  • Load pass rate of vocational education and training subjects - non-Indigenous students, 2017
  • Load pass rate of vocational education and training subjects - total students, 2017

Housing/Transport

  • Aboriginal households in dwellings receiving rent assistance from the Australian Government, June 2016
  • Persons living in rented social housing dwellings, 2016
  • Persons living in privately rented dwellings, 2016
  • Social housing (rented) dwellings, 2016
  • Privately rented dwellings, 2016
  • Persons living in crowded dwellings, 2016
  • Persons living in severely crowded dwellings, 2016

Bowel Screening

  • Total males who participated in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, 2016 and 2017
  • Total females who participated in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, 2016 and 2017
  • Total persons who participated in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, 2016 and 2017
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: positive screening result, males, 2016 and 2017
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: positive screening result, females, 2016 and 2017
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: positive screening result, persons, 2016 and 2017

Data release: 22 October 2019 - By Indigenous Area

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlases of Australia

The topics and indicators in this latest release are listed below. Click the matrix table below to view the data and the format by which they are published.

Latest Releases October 2019

 

Aboriginal age distribution

  • Aboriginal Males/Females/Persons: 5 year age groups, 2016 ERP

Aboriginal status

  • Aboriginal population as per cent of total 2016 estimated resident population (ERP)
  • Aboriginal population as per cent of total 2016 estimated resident population (ERP) by 5 year age groups: 0 to 65+ years

Aboriginal education

  • Aboriginal participation in vocational education and training, 2017
  • Load Pass Rate of vocational education and training subjects - Aboriginal students, 2017

Aboriginal housing

  • Aboriginal persons living in crowded dwellings, 2016
  • Aboriginal persons living in severely crowded dwellings, 2016

Aboriginal immunisation

  • Aboriginal children fully immunised at 1 year of age, 2018 calendar year
  • Aboriginal children fully immunised at 2 years of age, 2018 calendar year
  • Aboriginal children fully immunised at 5 years of age, 2018 calendar year

Data release: 13 September 2019 - Topic-Specific Atlases

Topic-Specific Atlases

The latest Topic-specific atlases in this latest released are listed below. Click here to access all Topic-specific atlases.

 

Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations

  • The level of Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations (PPHs) is an accepted measure of health system performance and, despite its limitations, can geographically highlight areas of concern where rates of hospitalisation are high or to investigate why in other instances rates are low.

    The aim of this study is to identify the geographic and temporal persistence of PPHs across Australia. It follows on from work by Duckett and Griffiths (2016) published as “Perils of Place: identifying hotspots of health inequalities”. This study provides a framework to identify the existence of areas with persistently high PPH rates over time known as “PPH hotspots” and provides core principles to highlight areas where interventions can be targeted. We hope that this new analysis, and its presentation in geographical maps, heat map graphs and data sheets, will provide information that is useful to the various levels of the health system, from state and territory health agencies to local and regional health networks and boards, PHNs and primary care practitioners, in working together with an aim to reducing the level of PPHs through improved primary health care outcomes at the local area level.

Data release: 13 July 2019 - Topic-Specific Atlases

Topic-Specific Atlases

The latest Topic-specific atlases in this latest released are listed below. Click here to access all Topic-specific atlases.

 

Indigenous Status Comparison: Social Health Atlas of Australia

  • The Indigenous Status Comparison: Social Health Atlas of Australia, presents selected topics and compares indicators between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia. This is available by Indigenous Areas, including total for the Greater Capital City Statistical Areas/Rest of States/NT; and States/Territories.

Housing Atlas

  • Adequate and affordable housing is an important determinant of health. This report explores the housing circumstances of different population groups, drawing on small area geographic data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, health surveys, income support payment datasets, and administrative health datasets (e.g., perinatal statistics, potentially preventable hospitalisations, mortality) to examine area-level associations between the housing circumstances of different population groups and between housing circumstances and health outcomes.

Data release: 28 June 2019 - Topic-Specific Atlases

Topic-Specific Atlases

The latest Topic-specific atlases in this latest released are listed below. Click here to access all Topic-specific atlases.

 

Closing the Gap Time Series Atlas

  • Closing the Gap seeks to improve the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This Time Series Atlas focuses on the Closing the Gap targets (targets as at February 2018) for the Aboriginal population, with comparisons with the non-Indigenous population, at the Indigenous Area (IARE) level.

Regional Centres Atlas

  • The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Research Policy has developed the concept of Regional Centres, as an ‘important but often overlooked set of areas with particular policy and population dynamics.’ These 46 areas have a total population of between 10,000 and 250,000 with at least 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander usual residents.

    Regional centres tend to have a relatively young Indigenous population when compared to the non-Indigenous population in those centres and to the Indigenous population in the rest of Australia. In addition, Regional Centres contain significantly more Indigenous Australians overall than remote Indigenous communities and make up a greater share of the population than in Australia’s major cities. In spite of this, policy interest is very rarely devoted to individual regional centres or to regional centres as a separate geographic grouping.

    Using data previously published in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlas, this atlas expands on the demographic, mobility and socioeconomic measures used in CAEPR's paper to further include indicators under the following themes, ‘Demographic and social indicators’, Health status, disease prevention, disability and deaths, and ‘ Use and provision of health and welfare services’.

Data release: 28 June 2019 - By Population Health Area, Local Government Area, Primary Health Network, Quintiles of Socioeconomic Disadvantage of Area and Remoteness Area; and amendment

Social Health Atlases of Australia

The topics and indicators in this latest release are listed below. Click the matrix table below to view the data and the format by which they are published.

Latest Releases June 2019

 

Indigenous status

  • Aboriginal population as per cent of total population, 2016 ERP

Child and youth health

  • Children fully immunised at 1 year of age, 2018 calendar year
  • Children fully immunised at 2 yeas of age, 2018 calendar year
  • Children fully immunised at 5 years of age, 2018 calendar year

Chronic disease and conditions (modelled estimates)

  • Estimated population with type 2 diabetes mellitus (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated male population with mental and behavioural problems (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated male population with mood (affective) problems (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated female population with mental and behavioural problems (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated female population with mood (affective) problems (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with mental and behavioural problems (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with mood (affective) problems (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population, with circulatory system diseases (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population, with heart, stroke and vascular disease (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with respiratory system diseases (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with asthma (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with musculoskeletal system diseases (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with arthritis (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with rheumatoid arthritis (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with osteoarthritis (modelled estimates), 2014-15

Composite indicators (modelled estimates)

  • Estimated population, aged 18 years and over, who were overweight and had type 2 diabetes mellitus (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population, aged 18 years and over, who were obese and had type 2 diabetes mellitus (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population, aged 18 years and over, were current smokers and had asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population, aged 18 years and over, who had mental and behavioural problems and type 2 diabetes mellitus (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population, aged 18 years and over, who had mental and behavioural problems and heart, stroke and vascular disease (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population, aged 18 years and over, who had mental and behavioural problems and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population, aged 16 to 64 years, with mental and behavioural problems who were in employment (modelled estimates), 2014-15

Income support recipients - amendment

  • Incorrect data was identified for the indicator 'People receiving an unemployment benefit, June 2017'. The data have now been updated for this release.

Data release: 28 June 2019 - By Quintiles of Socioeconomic Disadvantage of Area Time Series and Remoteness Area Time Series; and amendment

Social Health Atlases of Australia

The topics and indicators in this latest release are listed below. Click the matrix table below to view the data and the format by which they are published.

Latest Releases June 2019

 

Child and youth health

  • Children fully immunised at 1 year of age, 2018 calendar year
  • Children fully immunised at 2 yeas of age, 2018 calendar year
  • Children fully immunised at 5 years of age, 2018 calendar year

Chronic disease and conditions (modelled estimates)

  • Estimated population with type 2 diabetes mellitus (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with rheumatoid arthritis (modelled estimates), 2014-15
  • Estimated population with osteoarthritis (modelled estimates), 2014-15

Income support recipients - amendment

  • Incorrect data was identified for the indicator 'People receiving an unemployment benefit, June 2017'. The data have now been updated for this release.

Data release: 25 February 2019 - By Population Health Area, Local Government Area, Primary Health Network, Quintiles of Socioeconomic Disadvantage of Area and Remoteness Area

Social Health Atlases of Australia

The topics and indicators in this latest release are listed below. Click the matrix table below to view the data and the format by which they are published.

Latest Releases February 2019

 

Education

  • School leavers in higher education

Mothers and babies

  • Low birth weight babies
  • Mothers who reported smoking during a pregnancy

Child and youth health

  • HPV 3 dose vaccine coverage: females and males aged 15 years in mid-2017 (PHA, LGA and PHN in this release)

Hospital admissions by procedure

  • Admissions for a tonsillectomy - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a myringotomy, 0-9 years - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a hysterectomy, females aged 30 to 59 years - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a Caesarean section, females aged 15 to 44 years - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a for a birth with an outcome of delivery, females aged 15 to 44 years - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a coronary artery bypass graft - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a coronary angioplasty - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a cardiac catheterisation - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a hip fracture - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a knee replacement - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a knee arthroscopy - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for fibre optic colonoscopy - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for fibre optic colonoscopy excision - Private hospitals, 2016/17

Data release: 25 February 2019 - By Quintiles of Socioeconomic Disadvantage of Area Time Series and Remoteness Area Time Series

Social Health Atlases of Australia

The topics and indicators in this latest release are listed below. Click the matrix table below to view the data and the format by which they are published.

Latest Releases February 2019

 

Education

  • School leavers in higher education

Mothers and babies

  • Low birth weight babies
  • Mothers who reported smoking during a pregnancy

Hospital admissions by procedure

  • Admissions for a tonsillectomy - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a myringotomy, 0-9 years - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a hysterectomy, females aged 30 to 59 years - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a Caesarean section, females aged 15 to 44 years - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a for a birth with an outcome of delivery, females aged 15 to 44 years - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a coronary artery bypass graft - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a coronary angioplasty - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a cardiac catheterisation - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a hip fracture - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a knee replacement - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for a knee arthroscopy - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for fibre optic colonoscopy - Private hospitals, 2016/17
  • Admissions for fibre optic colonoscopy excision - Private hospitals, 2016/17

Data release: 25 February 2019 - By Indigenous Area

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlases of Australia

The topics and indicators in this latest release are listed below. Click on the matrix table below which details the data and the format by which they are published.

Latest Releases February 2019

 

Admissions by sex (excluding same-day admissions for renal dialysis)

  • Total admissions, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Male total admissions, Aboriginal males, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Female total admissions, Aboriginal females, 2014/15 to 2016/17

Admissions by age (excluding same-day admissions for renal dialysis)

  • Total admissions, Aboriginal persons aged 0 to 14 years, 15 to 24 years, 25 to 44 years, 45 to 64 years, 65 years and over, 15 years and over 2014/15 to 2016/17

Admissions by selected principal diagnosis

  • Admissions for infections and parasitic diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for all cancers, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for blood and blood-forming organs diseases and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for mental health related conditions, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for nervous system diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for eye and adnexa diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for ear and mastoid process, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for circulatory system diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for respiratory system diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for digestive system diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for genitourinary system diseases, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, Aboriginal females aged 15-44 years, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for certain conditions originating in the perinantal period, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for injury, poisoning and other external causes, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17

Admissions by selected principal diagnosis and age

  • Admissions for infections and parasitic diseases, Aboriginal persons, aged 0-14 and 15 years and over, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for respiratory system diseases, Aboriginal persons, aged 0-14 and 15 years and over, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for digestive system diseases, Aboriginal persons, aged 0-14 and 15 years and over, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases, Aboriginal persons, aged 0-14 and 15 years and over, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for injury, poisoning and other external causes, aged 0-14 and 15 years and over, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17

Same-day admissions for renal dialysis

  • Same-day dialysis admissions for kidney disease, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17

Admissions for potentially preventable conditions (Vaccine preventable, Acute and Chronic conditions)

  • Admissions for potentially preventable conditions, Aboriginal persons, broad age groups aged 0-14 years to 65 years and over and 15 years and over, 2014/15 to 2016/17

Admissions for potentially preventable diagnosis (Vaccine preventable, Acute and Chronic conditions)

  • Admissions for acute cellulitis, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for acute convulsions and epilepsy, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for acute dental conditions, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for acute ear, nose and throat infections, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for acute urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for total acute conditions, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for chronic diabetes complications, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for total chronic conditions, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17
  • Admissions for total vaccine-preventable conditions, Aboriginal persons, 2014/15 to 2016/17