Organisations and clients

At June 2020, 220 organisations reported to the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) collection. Of these:

  • around one-third (30% or 66) were in the Northern Territory
  • over one-third (33% or 78) were in Very remote areas
  • over half (59% or 130) were Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), of which:
    • 25% were in Queensland, 25% were in New South Wales/the Australian Capital Territory (combined), 18% were in Victoria/Tasmania (combined), 12% were in Western Australia, 12% were in the Northern Territory, and 8% were in South Australia
    • over one-quarter (27%) were in Inner regional areas, 23% were in Outer regional areas, 22% were in Very remote areas, 14% were in Major cities, and 14% were in Remote areas.
  • 41% (or 90) were organisations other than Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (non-ACCHOs), of which:
    • over half (57%) were in the Northern Territory, 18% were in New South Wales/the Australian Capital Territory (combined), 8% were in Western Australia, 8% were in South Australia, 7% were in Queensland, and 3% were in Victoria/Tasmania (combined)
    • over half (54%) were in Very remote areas, 12% were in Major cities, 12% were in Outer regional areas, 11% were in Inner regional areas, and 10% were in Remote areas.
 

This Tableau visualisation shows the number of organisations reporting to the nKPIs by state/territory (NSW/ACT, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas, NT) and organisation type (All, ACCHO, non-ACCHO). There is an option to switch to remoteness area (Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote, Very remote).

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

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

The number of organisations reporting each period varies—at June 2017 there were 228 organisations, increasing to 233 at June 2018, and again to 234 at June 2019 before decreasing to 220 at June 2020. The decrease at June 2020 was partly a result of a change in the nature of reporting that year. Unlike in previous years, reporting to the collection was made voluntary for 2019–20 in acknowledgement of the additional pressures on organisations because of COVID-19. See also Technical notes and Impact of COVID-19 for information on interpreting changes over time.

There were over 347,200 Indigenous regular clients at June 2020 (that is, Indigenous clients who had 3 visits in the 2 years up to 30 June 2020). This is based on estimates provided by the organisations, and may differ from the number of Indigenous regular clients reported as indicator denominators (see Data for more information).

Of these:

  • 28% (or around 96,900) were seen in Queensland
  • 24% (or around 85,000) were seen in Major cities
  • 82% (or just over 283,000) were seen in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), of which:
    • 29% were seen in Queensland, 27% in New South Wales/the Australian Capital Territory (combined), 16% in Western Australia, 16% in the Northern Territory, 7% in Victoria/Tasmania (combined) and 6% in South Australia
    • 27% were seen in Major cities, 23% in Outer regional areas, 22% in Inner regional areas, 16% in Remote areas and 12% in Very remote areas.
  • 18% (or 64,200) were seen in organisations other than Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (non-ACCHOs), of which:
    • 58% were seen in the Northern Territory, 23% were seen in Queensland, 12% in New South Wales/the Australian Capital Territory (combined), 4% in Western Australia, 3% in South Australia and 1% in Victoria/Tasmania (combined)
    • 60% were seen in Very remote areas, 13% in Major cities, 13% in Remote areas, 9% in Inner regional areas and 5% in Outer regional areas.

This Tableau visualisation shows the number of Indigenous regular clients reporting to the nKPIs by state/territory (NSW/ACT, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas, NT) and organisation type (All, ACCHO, non-ACCHO). There is an option to switch to remoteness area (Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote, Very remote).

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

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

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Indigenous regular clients, by age group and sex, reporting period

This Tableau visualisation shows the number of Indigenous regular clients by:

  • age group (0–4, 15–24, 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, 55–64, 65+)
  • sex (male, female)
  • organisation type (All, ACCHO, non-ACCHO).

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

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

Indigenous regular clients as a proportion of the estimated resident Indigenous population, by state/territory, June 2020

This Tableau visualisation shows Indigenous regular clients as a proportion of the estimated resident Indigenous population (Indigenous ERP) by state/territory (NSW/ACT, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas, NT, Australia) for June 2020.

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

Indigenous regular clients compared to the estimated resident Indigenous population, by state/territory, June 2020

This Tableau visualisation shows the number of Indigenous regular clients compared with the estimated resident Indigenous population (Indigenous ERP) by state/territory (NSW/ACT, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas, NT) for June 2020.

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

Reference

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2019. Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 to 2031. ABS cat. no. 3238.0. Canberra: ABS. [Series B projections]