Interactive data

The community mental health care interactive figures provide data on contacts and patients by states and territories and demographic information, involuntary contacts and principal diagnoses. These figures allow users to explore the data in more detail.

Interactive CMHC: Five interactive figures showing data to 2018–19 related to service contacts and patients in the Community mental health care sector. Figure 1 is a vertical bar chart showing the number, average number or rate (per 1,000 population) of service contacts, patients or treatment days in each jurisdiction in 2018–19. The Northern Territory had the highest rate of patients, at 29.3, followed by the ACT at 25.7. Figure 2 is a stacked vertical bar chart showing the number, per cent or rate (per 1,000 population) of patients by demographic variables of age, sex, Indigenous status, country of birth, remoteness of place of usual residence, and SEIFA quintile from 2005–06 to 2018–19. Patients living in Major cities accounted for 69.4% of contacts in 2018–19 but people living in Remote areas had the highest rate of contacts at 463.0. Figure 3 is a stacked vertical bar chart showing the duration of service contacts from 2005–06 to 2018–19. The most common session duration in 2018–19 was 5–15 minutes at 39.2% of contacts. Figure 4 is a stacked vertical bar chart showing the per cent of service contacts by mental health legal status (voluntary or involuntary), from 2005–06 to 2018–19 for each jurisdiction. In Australia, 14.0% of contacts had an involuntary status in 2018–19. Queensland had the highest per cent of contacts with an involuntary status at 24.3%. Figure 5 is a horizontal bar chart showing the per cent of five commonly reported principal diagnoses by age group in 2018–19. The most common principal diagnosis among people aged 45–54 years was Schizophrenia, at 31.3%.

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