State and territory 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:

  • Queensland had the highest uptake of health checks, at 30% (75,200 patients).
  • Victoria had the lowest uptake of health checks, at 11% (7,300 patients).

By age

In 2021–‍22:

  • People aged 55 and over were the age group with the highest uptake of health checks in every state and territory.
  • Tasmania had the widest range in uptake across age groups, with 7.8% among 5–‍14-‍year-‍olds and 29% among those aged 55 and over.

Between 2016–‍17 and 2021–‍22:

  • In most states and territories, 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).
    • Tasmania’s health check uptake surpassed that of Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory in recent years.
  • The Northern Territory had the largest percentage-point decrease in health check uptake, falling from 37% in 2017–‍18 to 25% in 2021–‍22 (28,100 patients to 20,000 in respective years).

Figure 2: Use of First Nations health checks, by state and territory, by age group, 2016–‍17 to 2021–‍22

A set of interactive graphs over 4 tabs. Refer to table HC02 in data tables. A long description is available below.