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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Immunisation rates for children, 2012–13
Synonymous names:Vaccination rates for children
METeOR identifier:564342
Registration status:National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:The percentage of children fully immunised.
Indicator set:National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: 2011– National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Birth
Population group age to:63 months
Computation description:The percentage of children, from birth to age 63 months, who are fully immunised.
Computation:

100 × (Numerator/Denominator)

Numerator:

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
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Data Element / Data SetService contact—service contact date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Denominator: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
Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Data Element / Data SetService contact—service contact date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Disaggregation:

By Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status

and

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).

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Data Element / Data SetAddress—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local identifier, code AANNN
Data Element / Data SetAddress—statistical area, level 3 (SA3) code (ASGS 2011) NNNNN

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:PAF-Effectiveness of access

PAF-Equity of access

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceAustralian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Frequency
Quarterly (register 'snapshot')
Data custodian
Department of Health and Ageing

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:National Health Performance Authority-Performance and Accountability Framework
Organisation responsible for providing data:Department of Human Services
Accountability:National Health Performance Authority

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Health Performance Authority
Origin:Healthy Communities
Reference documents:

National Health Performance Authority-Performance and Accountability Framework

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children, 2012 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 27/03/2014