Using this report – frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions.
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This report uses data from:
- the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), via the Department of Health and Aged Care’s enterprise data warehouse (EDW)
- the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Reference period 2006 – 2031 (2016 Census-based) (ABS 2019b)
- the ABS’ Census of Population and Housing, 2016 [TableBuilder].
The statistics in this report are updated annually from live databases, which are updated over time, with later data supply likely to have a greater level of completeness.
When newer population estimates are used as denominators, this can impact the calculation of proportions – for example, the proportion of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population who received an annual health check in a given year.
To view the underlying data, go to the Data page where you can download an Excel file (.xlsx format) containing the data.
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Patient and service counts in this report are generally suitable for aggregation, for example, summation of patient counts by age groups or geographic areas. Note that rounding errors may affect aggregation of geographic data.
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ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) (2019b) Estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 – 2031, ABS website, Australian Government, accessed 10 August 2023.