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27 May 2022

The May 2022 HPF website update includes release of a new feature article, and updates to a range of data sources and measures.

New feature article on birthweight

The feature article Key factors contributing to low birthweight of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies is the first in a series being produced for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework.

Measures updates

The table below outlines data sources that have been updated for the May release. Relevant measures are also indicated.

Note that updates are being released by data source, rather than by measure. As such, where measures use multiple data sources, only some sections of the indicated measures would have been updated. 

Data source and measure updates, 27 May 2022
Data source Latest time period reported Number of tables Measures updated (as applicable)

National Mortality Database (NMD)

2019

75 tables (75 updated, no new)

1.03 Injury and poisoning
1.04 Respiratory disease
1.05 Circulatory disease
1.08 Cancer
1.09 Diabetes
1.10 Kidney disease
1.18 Social and emotional wellbeing
1.20 Infant and child mortality
1.22 All-cause age-standardised death rates
1.23 Leading causes of mortality
1.24 Avoidable and preventable deaths
2.10 Community safety
2.16 Risky alcohol consumption

National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)

2019

62 tables (46 updated, 16 new)

1.01 Birthweight
2.21 Health behaviours during pregnancy
3.01 Antenatal care

National Perinatal Mortality Data Collection (NPMDC)(a)

2019

7 tables (6 updated, 1 new)

1.21 Perinatal mortality

Youth Justice National Minimum Dataset (YJ NMDS)

2019–20

9 tables (7 updated, 2 new)

2.11 Contact with the criminal justice system

(a) In previous releases, the ABS Causes of Death collection was used. The ABS data and the NPMDC have different underlying sources and are not directly comparable. See Data Sources and quality: National Perinatal Mortality Data Collection for details.

Further to the data updates shown above, this release also includes additional data based on the 2018–19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (2018-19), in both expanded and new NATSIHS tables.

NATSIHS data added to measures based on new analysis, 27 May 2022

Measure

Table

1.04 Respiratory disease

D1.04.20: Indigenous persons reporting asthma, by remoteness, age, sex and state/territory, 2018–19 (new table)

1.07 High blood pressure

D1.07.2: High blood pressure, measured and reported, by Indigenous status, persons aged 18 and over, 2017–18 and 2018–19 (expanded table)

1.15 Ear health

D1.15.4: Indigenous persons reporting ear/hearing problems, by remoteness, by age, sex and state/territory, 2018–19 (expanded table)

1.16 Eye health

D1.16.3: Eye/sight problems, by age, sex and Indigenous status, 2017–18 and 2018–19 (expanded table)

1.18 Social and emotional wellbeing

D1.18.41: Social and Emotional Wellbeing items, by sex, Indigenous persons aged 18 and over living in non-remote areas, 2018–19 (new table)
D1.18.42: Social and Emotional Wellbeing items, by sex and remoteness, Indigenous persons aged 18 and over, 2018–19 (new table)
D1.18.43: History of mental health condition diagnosis, by selected conditions, sex and remoteness, Indigenous people aged 18 and over, 2018–19 (new table)

2.10 Community safety

D2.10.41: Whether experienced physical or threatened physical harm, and support services accessed after physical harm incidents, by sex and remoteness, Indigenous persons aged 15 and over, 2018–19 (new table)
D2.10.42: Whether experienced physical or threatened physical harm, whether most recent incident reported to police, and reasons most recent incident not reported to police, by sex, Indigenous persons aged 15 and over, 2018–19 (new table)

2.16 Risky alcohol consumption

D2.16.24: Indigenous persons aged 15 and over reporting the frequency of average daily intake of alcohol, by remoteness, 2018–19 (number) (new table)
D2.16.25: Indigenous persons aged 15 and over reporting the frequency of average daily intake of alcohol, by remoteness, 2018–19 (proportion and mean)

2.19 Dietary behaviour

D2.19.14: Consumption of sugar sweetened drinks, Indigenous persons aged 2 and over, 2018–19 (new table)

2.20 Breastfeeding practice

D2.20.1: Breastfeeding status, by remoteness, Indigenous Australian infants aged 0–3, 2018–19 (expanded table)

2.22 Overweight and obesity

D2.22.5: Measured Body Mass Index (BMI), by age and sex, Indigenous persons aged 2 and over, 2018–19 (new table)

3.14 Access to services compared with need

D3.14.4: Indigenous persons accessing health care, by remoteness, 2018–19
(expanded table)

3.15 Access to prescription medicines

D3.15.6: Use of medications or supplements, by sex and age group, Indigenous persons aged 15 and over, non-remote areas only, 2018–19 (new table)

12 May 2021

Correction to Table D1.03.1 in Measure 1.03 (Injury and Poisoning) data tables. In table D1.03.1, which shows deaths related to injury and poisoning by external cause, the ‘crude mean number of causes’ data were updated with re-supplied data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

30 April 2021

21 Excel files were updated to include 70 additional data tables based on new analysis of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2018–19, National Health Survey 2017–18 and Patient Experience Survey 2018–19 data.

In addition, one Excel table (D2.08.3) has been revised with re-supplied National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2018–19 data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The national and jurisdictional cata visualisations for Measure 2.06 Educational participation and attainment of adults: Educational institution attended and Highest level of school have been updated to include some additional data.

Additional NATSIHS tables added to measures based on new analysis
Measure (number of new tables) Table
1.04 Respiratory disease (3 tables)
  • Table D1.04.4: Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting respiratory disease, by selected socioeconomic and health characteristics, 2018–19
  • Table D1.04.5: Selected socioeconomic and health characteristics by Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting respiratory disease, 2018–19
  • Table D1.04.6: People reporting respiratory disease by Indigenous status and remoteness, 2017–18 and 2018–19
1.07 High blood pressure (2 tables)
  • Table D1.07.6: Selected household and health risk factors by Indigenous persons (aged 18 years and over), with high blood pressure, 2018–19
  • Table D1.07.8: Indigenous persons reporting hypertension (high blood pressure), by sex and remoteness, 2001, 2004–05, 2012–13 and 2018–19
1.08 Cancer (4 tables)
  • Table D1.08.4: Selected population characteristics by proportion of Indigenous persons reporting cancer, remoteness, 2018–19
  • Table D1.08.5: Persons reporting cancer, by Indigenous status, by age, sex, jurisdiction and remoteness, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Table D1.08.6: Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting cancer, by selected socioeconomic and health characteristics, 2018–19
  • Table D1.08.7: Selected household and health risk factors by Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting cancer, 2018–19
1.09 Diabetes (2 tables)
  • Table D1.09.1: Indigenous persons (18 years and over) reporting diabetes/high sugar levels, by selected household and health risk factors, 2018–19
  • Table D1.09.3: Health actions, Indigenous persons reporting diabetes/high blood sugar levels, by age group, sex and remoteness, 2018–19
1.10 Kidney disease (1 table)
  • Table D1.10.3: Indigenous Australians (18 years and over) reporting kidney disease, by selected household and health risk factors, 2018–19
1.14 Disability (4 tables)
  • Table D1.14.6: Disability status by selected socioeconomic and health characteristics, Indigenous persons (15 years and over), 2018–19
  • Table D1.14.7: Disability status by selected household and health risk factors, Indigenous persons (15 years and over), 2018–19
  • Table D1.14.8: Disability status by selected household and health risk factors, Indigenous persons (15 years and over), 2018–19
  • Table D1.14.9: Family and culture characteristics by disability status, Indigenous persons (18 years and over), 2018–19
1.15 Ear health (2 tables)
  • Table D1.15.1: Proportion of Indigenous children (0–14 years) reporting ear/hearing problems, by jurisdiction, 2018–19
  • Table D1.15.8: Selected household characteristics, by Indigenous children (0–14 years) reporting ear/hearing problems, 2018–19
1.16 Eye health (2 tables)
  • Table D1.16.5: Selected population characteristics, by Indigenous persons aged 15 and over reporting eye/sight problems, jurisdiction and remoteness 2018–19
  • Table D1.16.8: Selected household and health risk factors by Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting eye/sight problems, 2018–19
1.17 Perceived health status (1 table)
  • Table D1.17.7: Age-standardised self-assessed health status, people aged 15 and over, by sex and Indigenous status, 2004–05, 2008, 2011–13, 2014–15, 2017–18 and 2018–19
1.18 Social and emotional wellbeing (2 tables)
  • Table D1.18.34: Long-term mental health condition, by selected type of condition, by sex, by age, people aged 18 and over, 2018–19 (proportion)
  • Table D1.18.37: K5 level of psychological distress, people aged 18 years and over, by age group, 2004–05, 2008, 2011–13, 2014–15, 2017–18 and 2018–19
2.01 Housing (2 tables)
  • Table D2.01.4: Selected socioeconomic characteristics by Indigenous persons (15 years and over) living in overcrowded households, 2018–19
  • Table D2.01.25: Persons (aged 18 and over) who were living in homes someone in their household owned, by Indigenous status and remoteness, 2002, 2007–2008, 2011–13, 2014–15, 2017–18 and 2018–19
2.06 Educational participation and attainment of adults (9 tables)
  • Table D2.06.2: Educational institution currently attended, by Indigenous status and sex, persons aged 15 and over, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Table D2.06.3: Educational institution currently attending, by Indigenous status and jurisdiction, persons aged 15 and over, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Table D2.06.4: Educational institution currently attending, by Indigenous status and remoteness, persons aged 15 and over, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Table D2.06.5: Highest level of school completed, by Indigenous status and age group, persons aged 18 and over, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Table D2.06.6: Highest level of school completed, by Indigenous status and sex, persons aged 18 and over, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Table D2.06.7: Highest level of school completed, by Indigenous status and jurisdiction, persons aged 18 and over, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Table D2.06.20: Educational institution currently attended, by Indigenous status, persons aged 15 and over, 2002, 2004–05, 2008, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Table D2.06.32: Equivalised household gross weekly income, by whether has a non-school qualification, Indigenous persons aged 18 and over, 2018–19
  • Table D2.06.34: Level of current study, by Indigenous status and sex, persons aged 15 and over, 2017–18 and 2018–19
2.07 Employment (1 table)
  • Table D2.07.1: Changes in employment rates of Indigenous Australians by remoteness, 2008 to 2018–19
2.08 Income (1 table)
  • Table D2.08.10: Percentage of persons in equivalised gross weekly household income quintiles, by Indigenous status, 2018–19
2.10 Community safety (1 table)
  • Table D2.10.23: Proportion of Indigenous people (aged 15 and over) who experienced physical and/or threatened physical harm in last 12 months, by remoteness and sex, Australia (crude rates), 2002, 2008, 2014–15 and 2018–19
2.15 Tobacco use (3 tables)
  • Table D2.15.6: Rate ratios (Indigenous: non-Indigenous), by age group, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Table D2.15.9: Quitting status of current smokers, by age, sex, remoteness area and jurisdiction, Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, 2018–19
  • Table D2.15.14: Number and proportion of smoker status for Indigenous persons aged 15–17 and 18 and over, 2018–19
2.16 Risky alcohol consumption (5 tables)
  • Table D2.16.3: Selected socioeconomic characteristics by Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting alcohol risk level, 2018–19
  • Table D2.16.4: Selected health risk factors by Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting alcohol risk level, 2018–19 (number)
  • Table D2.16.5: Selected health risk factors by Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting alcohol risk level, 2018–19 (%)
  • Table D2.16.6: Selected health outcomes by Indigenous persons (15 years and over) reporting alcohol risk level, 2018–19
  • Table D2.16.8: Indigenous persons aged 15 and over reporting the frequency of exceeding single occasion risk guidelines over the last 12 months, by remoteness, 2018–19 (number)
3.05 Chronic disease management (1 table)
  • Table D3.05.15: Health actions for persons not reporting diabetes or high sugar levels, by age group and Indigenous status, 2017–18 and 2018–19
3.08 Cultural competency (8 tables)
  • Table D3.08.1: Discrimination toward Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over by sex, remoteness and age group, 2018–19
  • Table D3.08.2: Most recent situation Indigenous people aged 18 and over felt discriminated against in last 12 months, by remoteness, 2018–19
  • Table D3.08.9: Patient experience in last 12 months, Indigenous persons (15 and over) by selected socioeconomic characteristics (non-remote), 2018–19
  • Table D3.08.10: Patient experience, Indigenous persons aged 15 and over, by selected health outcomes (non remote), 2018–19 (%)
  • Table D3.08.11: Patient experience, Indigenous persons aged 15 and over, by selected health outcomes (non remote), 2018–19 (number)
  • Table D3.08.12: Unfair treatment and whether avoided seeking health care, by types of regular health care used, Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over, 2018–19 (%)
  • Table D3.08.13: Unfair treatment and whether avoided seeking health care, by types of regular health care used, Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over, 2018–19 (number)
  • Table D3.08.16: Unfair treatment and whether avoided seeking health care in the last 12 months, Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, by remoteness, 2018–19 (%)
3.14 Access to services compared with need (10 tables)
  • Table D3.14.5: Indigenous persons 15 years and over who accessed health care, by selected socioeconomic characteristics, 2018–19 (%)
  • Table D3.14.6: Indigenous persons 15 years and over, access to health care for selected socioeconomic characteristics, 2018–19
  • Table D3.14.7: Indigenous persons 15 years and over who accessed health care, by selected socioeconomic characteristics, 2018–19 (number)
  • Table D3.14.8: Indigenous persons aged 15 years and over, type of health care accessed for selected health risk factors, 2018–19
  • Table D3.14.9: Indigenous persons aged 15 and over, selected health risk factors by type of health care accessed (number), 2018–19
  • Table D3.14.11: Indigenous persons 15 years and over, access to health care, for selected health outcomes, 2018–19
  • Table D3.14.15: Indigenous Australians requiring co-payment for last visit to GP/specialist or other health professional (non-remote), 2018–19
  • Table D3.14.16: Private health insurance, Indigenous persons 15 years and over by sex (non-remote), 2018–19 (numbers)
  • Table D3.14.18: Private health insurance, Indigenous persons 15 years and over by sex (non-remote), 2018–19 (%)
  • Table D3.14.19: Private health insurance, by Indigenous status (non-remote), 2018–19
3.17 Regular general practitioner or health service (6 tables)
  • Table D3.17.3: Type of regular health care used by Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, by selected socioeconomic characteristics, 2018–19 (rate)
  • Table D3.17.4: Type of regular health care used by Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, by selected socioeconomic characteristics, 2018–19 (number)
  • Table D3.17.5: Type of regular health care used by Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, by selected health risk factors, 2018–19
  • Table D3.17.7: Type of regular health care used by Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, by selected health risk factors, 2018–19
  • Table D3.17.9: Type of regular health care used by Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over, by selected health outcomes, 2018–19
  • Table D3.17.11: Preferred sources of health care by usual sources of health care used by Indigenous Australians, 2018–19

2 February 2021

Various revisions made to State and Territory key health indicator reports, as outlined below.

NSW 2020 report
Page number Revision
Page 5

Under the heading Injuries and poisoning—increase in hospitalisation rate among Indigenous Australians in New South Wales:

  • First sentence under this heading: Age-standardised rate of hospitalisations due to injury or poisoning among Indigenous Australians in New South Wales for 2016–17 corrected from “56” to “41”, for 2004–05 corrected from “36” to “22”.
  • Last sentence under this heading: Percentage of deaths corrected from “15%” to “14%”, number of deaths corrected from “940” to “600” and “injuries” corrected to “injuries and poisoning”.
Page 6 First paragraph following the Cancer death rates graphs: "Cancers among women” corrected to “all cancers” and “cancers among men” corrected to “all cancers”.
Page 9 Title of Highest educational qualification graphs corrected from “2018–19” to “2017–19”.

Under the heading No change in the employment rate among Indigenous Australians in New South Wales, last sentence in the second paragraph changed from:

“Nationally, there was a small increase in the employment rate for non-Indigenous Australians over this period.”

to

“Nationally, the employment rate for Indigenous Australians changed little over this period, while for non-Indigenous Australians there was a small increase.”

Page 10

At the end of 1st paragraph after the mid-page heading Decrease in the proportion of Indigenous Australians in New South Wales living in low income households:

“40%” corrected to “44%”

Page 17

Title of People taking own leave from hospital graph—inserted “(age-standardised)”.
Qld 2020 report
Page number Revision

Page 6

First paragraph following the Cancer death rates graphs: "Cancers among women” corrected to “all cancers” and “cancers among men” corrected to “all cancers”.

Page 9

Title of Highest educational qualification graphs corrected from “2018–19” to “2017–19”
 

Under the heading No change in the employment rate among Indigenous Australians in Queensland, last sentence in the second paragraph changed from:

“Nationally, there was a small increase in the employment rate for non-Indigenous Australians over this period.”

to

“Nationally, the employment rate for Indigenous Australians changed little over this period, while for non-Indigenous Australians there was a small increase.”

Page 17

Title of People taking own leave from hospital graph—inserted “(age-standardised)”.
WA 2020 report
Page number Revision

Page 6

First paragraph following the Cancer death rates graphs: "Cancers among women” corrected to “all cancers” and “cancers among men” corrected to “all cancers”.

Page 9

Title of Highest educational qualification graphs corrected from “2018–19” to “2017–19”
 

Under the heading No change in the employment rate among Indigenous Australians in Western Australia, last sentence in the second paragraph changed from:

“Nationally, there was a small increase in the employment rate for non-Indigenous Australians over this period.”

to

“Nationally, the employment rate for Indigenous Australians changed little over this period, while for non-Indigenous Australians there was a small increase.”

Page 17

Title of People taking own leave from hospital graph—inserted “(age-standardised)”.
SA 2020 report
Page number Revision

Page 7

Under the heading Decrease in rate of low birthweight babies born to Indigenous mothers in South Australia: In the second sentence “decreased from 15% to 12%” was corrected to “decreased from 16% to 12%”.

Page 9

Title of Highest educational qualification graphs corrected from “2018–19” to “2017–19”

 

Under the heading No change in the employment rate among Indigenous Australians in South Australia, last sentence in the second paragraph changed from:

“Nationally, there was a small increase in the employment rate for non-Indigenous Australians over this period.”

to

“Nationally, the employment rate for Indigenous Australians changed little over this period, while for non-Indigenous Australians there was a small increase.”

Page 17

In the table Most common reasons Indigenous Australians did not see a health care provider when needed, percentage for South Australia who gave the reason “Too busy” (row 2, column 1) corrected from “33%” to “34%”.

 

Title of People taking own leave from hospital graph—inserted “(age-standardised)”.
Tas 2020 report
Page number Revision

Page 5

Title of Highest educational qualification graphs corrected from “2018–19” to “2017–19”

Page 6

Under the heading No change in the employment rate among Indigenous Australians in Tasmania, last sentence in the second paragraph changed from:

“Nationally, there was a small increase in the employment rate for non-Indigenous Australians over this period.”

to

“Nationally, the employment rate for Indigenous Australians changed little over this period, while for non-Indigenous Australians there was a small increase.”

 

Under the heading Over 1 in 3 Indigenous adults in Tasmania live in low income households: Third paragraph under this heading, proportion of Indigenous Australians that could not raise $2,000 in a week corrected from “42%” to “41%”.

Page 13

Title of People taking own leave from hospital graph—inserted “(age-standardised)”.
ACT 2020 report
Page number Revision

Page 4

Under the heading Falls are the leading cause of hospitalisations from injury among Indigenous Australians in the Australian Capital Territory, typographical error corrected from “Australan” to “Australian”.

 

Under the heading Cardiovascular disease—prevalence among Indigenous Australians in the Australian Capital Territory similar to national rate: In the first sentence, number of Indigenous Australians in the Australian Capital Territory corrected from “1,100” to “1,200”.

Page 5

Under the heading Around 1 in 8 babies born to Indigenous mothers in the Australian Capital Territory had a low birthweight: In the second sentence, percentage of low birthweight babies born to Indigenous mothers living in the Australian Capital Territory (excluding multiple births) corrected from “13%” to “14%”.

Page 6

Title of Highest educational qualification graphs corrected from “2018–19” to “2017–19”

 

Under the heading No change in the employment rate among Indigenous Australians in the Australian Capital Territory, last sentence in the second paragraph changed from:

“Nationally, there was a small increase in the employment rate for non-Indigenous Australians over this period.”

to

“Nationally, the employment rate for Indigenous Australians changed little over this period, while for non-Indigenous Australians there was a small increase.”

Page 14

Title of People taking own leave from hospital graph—inserted “(age-standardised)”.
NT 2020 report
Page number Revision

Page 6

First paragraph following the Cancer death rates graphs: "Cancers among women” corrected to “all cancers” and “cancers among men” corrected to “all cancers”.

 

Mortality rates of children aged 0–4, 1998–2018 graphs: Northern Territory graph replaced, as the data for non-Indigenous Australians was incorrect.

Page 9

Title of Highest educational qualification graphs corrected from “2018–19” to “2017–19”

 

Under the heading No change in the employment rate among Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory, last sentence in the second paragraph changed from:

“Nationally, there was a small increase in the employment rate for non-Indigenous Australians over this period.”

to

“Nationally, the employment rate for Indigenous Australians changed little over this period, while for non-Indigenous Australians there was a small increase.”

Page 17

Title of People taking own leave from hospital graph—inserted “(age-standardised)”.