Remoteness Area comparisons

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  • This section reflects the number and proportion of health check patients who received a First Nations follow-‍up service in the 12 months following their health check, by the year that their health check was delivered.
  • Some records from a small number of service providers have been excluded due to data quality concerns.

Geographic information

This analysis is based on the postcode of the patient’s given mailing address. As a result, the data may not always reflect where the person actually lived – particularly for people who use PO boxes. This is likely to impact some areas more than others and will also have a generally greater impact on the accuracy of smaller geographic areas.

Latest data

Among health check patients in 2020–‍21:

  • Major cities had a follow-‍up percentage of 46% (37,000 patients with a follow-‍up).
  • Inner regional areas had a follow-‍up percentage of 45% (24,900 patients).
  • Outer regional areas had the lowest follow-‍up percentage, at 44% (25,600 patients).
  • Remote areas had a follow-‍up percentage of 49% (9,000 patients).
  • Very remote areas had the highest follow-‍up percentage, at 50% (12,600 patients).

Among health check patients from 2016–‍17 to 2020–‍21:

  • All Remoteness Areas had a higher follow-‍up percentage for 2020–‍21 compared with 2016–‍17.
  • Outer regional areas had the largest percentage-point increase in follow-‍up use, rising from 39% for 2016–‍17 to 44% for 2020–‍21 (21,900 patients to 25,600 for respective years).
  • Remote areas had the smallest percentage-point increase in follow-‍up use, rising from 47% for 2016–‍17 to 49% for 2020–‍21 (9,700 patients to 9,000 for respective years).

Figure 22: Use of First Nations follow-‍up services among health check patients, by Remoteness Area, 2016–‍17 to 2020–‍21

A set of interactive graphs over 2 tabs. Refer to table FS06 in data tables. A long description is available below.