Indigenous Region (IREG) comparisons

Explore the data in the visualisation below.

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

In 2021–‍22:

  • Alice Springs had the highest uptake of health checks, at 40% (2,800 patients). 
  • Melbourne had the lowest uptake of health checks, at 7.8% (2,500 patients).

Between 2016–‍17 and 2021–‍22:

  • In three-quarters of IREGs (28 out of 37), the proportion of people receiving a health check was lower in 2021–‍22 compared with 2016–‍17, after an initial rise in uptake.
  • Tasmania had the largest percentage-point increase in health check uptake, rising from 10% in 2016–‍17 to 14% by 2021–‍22 (2,900 patients to 4,500 in respective years). 
  • Alice Springs had the largest percentage-point decrease in health check update, falling from 71% in 2017–‍18 to 40% in 2021–‍22 (4,900 patients to 2,800 in respective years).

Figure 6: Use of First Nations health checks, by Indigenous Region (IREG), 2016–‍17 to 2021–‍22

A set of interactive graphs over 3 tabs. Refer to table HC06 in data tables. A long description is available below.