Summary over time

Table 1 presents results and trends from the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) collection between the June 2017 and June 2020 reporting periods. Of the 29 measures presented (noting some of the 24 indicators have more than one part), 20 have improved, 2 have had no (or limited) change, and 7 have not improved.

Table 1: Summary of nKPI results and trends over time, by domain, June 2017 to June 2020 (%)

Maternal and child health indicators

June
2017

December
2017

June
2018

December
2018

June
2019

December
2019

June
2020(a)

Trend (b)

PI13: First antenatal visit before 13 weeks

39.2

41.2

42.4

42.0

40.6

41.6

41.5

PI01: Birthweight recorded

69.5

72.8

73.7

73.2

71.1

76.1

77.9

PI02: Low birthweight

11.4

12.4

13.2

12.1

11.6

10.6

11.1

PI11: Smoking during pregnancy (current smoker)

48.9

50.0

49.2

48.0

48.2

46.5

45.9

PI04: Child immunisation(c)

69.1

69.1

73.4

69.5

73.0

71.3

72.5

PI03: MBS health assessment (item 715)—clients aged 0–4

35.0

35.0

37.1

36.7

38.4

37.0

34.2

  1. Unlike in previous years, for 2019–20, reporting to the nKPI collection was made voluntary in acknowledgement of the additional pressures on organisations because of COVID-19.

  2. Trend is calculated as a linear trend between the June 2017 and June 2020 reporting periods, including the December reporting periods.

  3. There are data quality concerns with this indicator. It captures far fewer cases of fully immunised Indigenous children than Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) data and may therefore be an underestimate. See Technical notes for more information.

  4. This is affected by changes to the indicator definition in June 2018. See Technical notes for more information.

Notes:

  1. Key: = improved; = not improved; = no change.
  2. Data in this table are rounded to 1 decimal place.
  3. See Technical notes and Impact of COVID-19 for information on interpreting changes over time.