Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) 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:

  • Brisbane Inner City had the highest proportion of health check patients going on to receive a follow-‍up within 12 months, at 68% (630 patients with a follow-‍up).
  • Bendigo (Victoria) had the lowest follow-‍up percentage, at 14% (53 patients with a follow-‍up).

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

  • Around two-thirds of SA4s (60 out of 88) had a higher follow-‍up percentage for 2020–‍21 compared with 2016–‍17.
  • Mornington Peninsula (Victoria) had the largest percentage-point increase in follow-‍up use, rising from 18% for 2016–‍17 to 49% for 2020–‍21 (41 patients to 156 for respective years).
  • Mandurah (Western Australia) had the largest percentage-point decrease in follow-‍up use, falling from 54% for 2016–‍17 to 34% for 2020–‍21 (307 patients to 265 for respective years).

Figure 25: Use of First Nations follow-‍up services among health check patients, by Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4), 2016–‍17 to 2020–‍21

A set of interactive graphs over 3 tabs. Refer to table FS09 in data tables. A long description is available below.