ACIR - Current Data

This page provides a State Summary table of current data showing the percentage of fully immunised children.

Page last updated: 28 July 2016

The following tables provide the latest annualised quarterly report on childhood immunisation coverage for the September 2015, December 2015, March 2016 and June 2016, assessment quarters from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR).

The data show the proportion of children fully immunised at age 12 months, 24 months and 60 months according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

A full description of the methodology used can be found in Communicable Diseases Intelligence 1998;22(3), 36-37.

Cohort 1 (12-<15 Months)

State
Age Group
% DTP
% Polio
% HIB
% Hep B
% MMR
% Pneumo
% MenC
% Varicella
% Fully Immunised*
ACT
12-<15 Months
95.27
95.23
94.89
95.14
n/a
94.91
n/a
n/a
94.45
NSW
12-<15 Months
93.82
93.79
93.53
93.67
n/a
93.42
n/a
n/a
92.93
VIC
12-<15 Months
94.01
93.98
93.61
93.76
n/a
93.58
n/a
n/a
92.96
QLD
12-<15 Months
93.79
93.76
93.60
93.83
n/a
93.54
n/a
n/a
93.20
SA
12-<15 Months
93.71
93.69
93.43
93.57
n/a
93.42
n/a
n/a
92.99
WA
12-<15 Months
93.44
93.42
93.18
93.14
n/a
93.05
n/a
n/a
92.58
TAS
12-<15 Months
93.94
93.87
93.78
93.96
n/a
93.80
n/a
n/a
93.51
NT
12-<15 Months
93.65
93.62
93.52
93.97
n/a
93.54
n/a
n/a
93.04
AUS
12-<15 Months
93.84
93.81
93.55
93.70
n/a
93.48
n/a
n/a
93.00
*From quarter ending 31 December 2013, pneumococcal (dose 3) was included in the definition of fully immunised for the 12-<15 month cohort.

Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of all children 'fully immunised' by 12 months of age for Australia increased marginally from the previous report by 0.3 percent to 93.00%. All jurisdictions experienced small increases in the percentage of children 'fully immunised' by 12 months of age. For individual antigens due by 12 months of age all jurisdictions achieved coverage greater than 93.0%.

Cohort 2 (24-<27 Months)
State
Age Group
% DTP
% Polio
% HIB
% Hep B
% MMR
% Pneumo
% Men C**
% Varicella**
% Fully Immunised**
ACT
24-<27 Months
96.95
96.94
95.88
96.73
93.38
n/a
95.46
93.58
91.83
NSW
24-<27 Months
95.72
95.69
94.71
95.51
92.22
n/a
94.58
92.30
90.40
VIC
24-<27 Months
96.17
96.14
95.26
95.94
92.57
n/a
94.91
92.84
91.03
QLD
24-<27 Months
95.73
95.72
95.04
95.57
92.63
n/a
94.93
92.45
91.43
SA
24-<27 Months
95.79
95.74
94.83
95.53
92.44
n/a
94.52
92.46
90.52
WA
24-<27 Months
95.75
95.72
94.71
95.44
91.20
n/a
94.11
91.16
89.56
TAS
24-<27 Months
96.14
96.12
95.08
95.97
93.03
n/a
94.99
92.66
90.74
NT
24-<27 Months
95.44
95.38
94.39
95.77
91.49
n/a
94.34
90.67
88.90
AUS
24-<27 Months
95.87
95.84
94.95
95.66
92.32
n/a
94.70
92.36
90.70
**From quarter ending 31 December 2014, meningococcal C (given at 12 months), and dose 2 measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and dose 1 varicella (given as MMRV at 18 months) were included in the definition of fully immunised for the 24-27 month cohort.

The inclusion of these immunisations to the coverage calculation in December 2014 caused a drop in the 24-27 month coverage rates. The coverage rate has dropped because the criteria to be assessed as fully immunised now includes more antigens. The more antigens included in the assessment, the higher the likelihood of reduced coverage rates. This usually resolves over time as the changes become more routine.


Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of all children 'fully immunised' by 24 months of age for Australia increased by 0.6 percent to 90.7%. All jurisdictions experienced increases in fully immunised coverage for this age group. Coverage for individual antigens due by 24 months of age was above 90.0% in all jurisdictions.

Cohort 3 (60-<63 Months)
State
Age Group
% DTP
% Polio
% HIB
% Hep B
% MMR
% Pneumo
% MenC
% Varicella
% Fully Immunised
ACT
60-<63 Months
95.64
94.18
n/a
n/a
94.25
n/a
n/a
n/a
93.55
NSW
60-<63 Months
95.40
93.99
n/a
n/a
93.95
n/a
n/a
n/a
93.38
VIC
60-<63 Months
95.50
93.96
n/a
n/a
93.95
n/a
n/a
n/a
93.34
QLD
60-<63 Months
94.66
93.26
n/a
n/a
93.23
n/a
n/a
n/a
92.67
SA
60-<63 Months
94.46
92.97
n/a
n/a
92.99
n/a
n/a
n/a
92.30
WA
60-<63 Months
94.11
92.00
n/a
n/a
92.19
n/a
n/a
n/a
91.34
TAS
60-<63 Months
95.87
94.48
n/a
n/a
94.46
n/a
n/a
n/a
93.77
NT
60-<63 Months
94.82
92.77
n/a
n/a
93.11
n/a
n/a
n/a
91.91
AUS
60-<63 Months
95.07
93.55
n/a
n/a
93.55
n/a
n/a
n/a
92.92
Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of all children 'fully immunised' by 60 months of age for Australia increased since the previous report by 0.2% to 92.9%. There were also only marginal changes in fully immunised coverage at 60 months of age in all jurisdictions. Coverage for individual antigens due by 60 months remained greater than 92.0% in all jurisdictions.