Indigenous health assessment aged 0–14 (PI03)

This indicator is the proportion of Indigenous regular clients aged 0–14 who had an Indigenous health assessment within the previous 12 months.

It is collected for males and females in age groups:

  • 0–4
  • 5–14.

Ages 15 and over are also collected for this indicator, with data presented under the Preventative health domain.

There have been changes to the specification of this indicator over time. See Technical notes for more information.

Why health checks are important

Through Medicare, Indigenous Australians can receive Indigenous-specific health checks from their doctor, as well as referrals for Indigenous-specific follow-up services. The Indigenous-specific health checks were introduced in recognition that Indigenous Australians, as a group, experience some particular health risks. The aim of the Indigenous-specific health check is to encourage early detection and treatment of common conditions that cause ill health and early death.

At June 2021, 37% of Indigenous regular clients aged 0–14 had an Indigenous health assessment in the previous 12 months.

This was highest in:

  • Queensland (44%)
  • Major cities (46%)
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) (39%).

Indigenous health assessment —aged 0–14, by either state/territory, remoteness or organisation type, reporting period

This Tableau visualisation shows the percentage of Indigenous child regular clients aged 0–14 who had an Indigenous health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the previous 12 months for either:

  • state/territory (NSW/ACT, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas, NT, Australia)
  • remoteness area (Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote, Very remote, Australia)
  • organisation type (ACCHO, non-ACCHO, Total).

Reporting periods of either June 2017, December 2017, June 2018, December 2018, June 2019, December 2019, June 2020, December 2020, or June 2021 can be selected.

Data supporting this visualisation are available in Excel supplementary data tables at Archived content.