This report on Australia's National Oral Health Plan 2015–2024 (NOHP) Key Performance Indicator (KPIs) presents the most recent data available for 26 core indicators for the reporting period July 2016 – June 2018, or as close as possible to this period.
The data were collected from a number of sources including national population surveys of oral health and state and territory public dental service data collections. It should be noted that:
- National population surveys of oral health are conducted infrequently, around every 10 years. This means that there are no new data available for some indicators. In these cases, the most recent data available are re-presented here for completeness.
- Public dental services are operated by state and territory governments, and the data presented here are submitted by states and territories sourced from their own public dental data systems. Because eligibility for services and the organisation of services varies across the jurisdictions, the data are not considered to be comparable across jurisdictions and data have not been aggregated to the national level.
A summary of the Key Performance Indicators trends is presented in Table 1.
COAG (Council of Australian Governments) Health Council 2015. Healthy mouths, healthy lives: Australia’s National Oral Health Plan 2015–2024. Adelaide: South Australian Dental Service.
COAG (Council of Australian Governments) Health Council 2019. Healthy mouths, healthy lives: Australia’s National Oral Health Plan 2015–2024. Performance monitoring report: baseline report 2017. Victoria: Dental Health Services Victoria.