Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) 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:

  • Townsville (Queensland) had the highest uptake of health checks, at 46% (10,300 patients).
  • Sydney - Northern Beaches had the lowest uptake of health checks, at 3.2% (57 patients).

Between 2016–‍17 and 2021–‍22:

  • In about two-thirds of SA4s (57 out of 88), the proportion of people receiving a health check was lower in 2021–‍22 compared with 2016–‍17, after an initial rise in uptake.
  • Sydney - Blacktown had the largest percentage-point increase in health check uptake, rising from 14% in 2016–‍17 to 26% by 2021–‍22 (1,600 patients to 3,300 in respective years).
  • Shepparton (Victoria) had the largest percentage-point decrease in health check update, falling from 33% in 2016–‍17 to 19% in 2021–‍22 (1,400 patients to 860 in respective years).

Figure 7: Use of First Nations health checks, by Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4), 2016–‍17 to 2021–‍22

A set of interactive graphs over 3 tabs. Refer to table HC07 in data tables. A long description is available below.