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Web update: Use of emergency department and GP services in 2015–16

Resources

Resources created to summarise key information from the Web update: Use of emergency department and GP services in 2015–16 published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 17 August 2017.

A set of four maps are available for the capital cities listed below, showing in-hours GP attendances, in-hours ED attendances, after-hours GP attendances and after-hours ED attendances. Please note data for public hospitals in the Australian Capital Territory for 2015–16 were not available for publication.

Sydney (PDF, 3.7 MB)

Melbourne (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Brisbane (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Perth (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Adelaide (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Hobart (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Darwin (PDF, 734.7 KB)

Four maps are presented, showing Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3s) with Primary Health Network (PHN) area boundaries overlaid. GP and ED attendance maps appear side by side to show results for both measures – either in-hours or after-hours – within the same geographical area.

How to interpret the maps

  • Note that all results are based on where the person lived, not where the service was provided.
  • Check the scale to find what the colours in the bars signify. The darker the area on the map, the higher the attendance rate in that area.
  • Look for patterns of dark and light shading across the measures of GP and ED attendances for the same geographical area (see the example below).

Example - Pittwater

The colour variation is evident between in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Pittwater SA3 (outlined in pink below) within the Northern Sydney PHN area.

Example maps showing colour variation of in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Pittwater SA3

In 2015–16, the Pittwater SA3 had 4.8–5.0 in-hours GP attendances per person, the third-lowest group across the country. This is compared with 85–92 in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, which is the fifth-highest group across the country.

Download the data here and find more information in the Technical Note.

In-hours GP attendances

Number of in-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of in-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Sydney, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.7 – 4.3
4.4 – 4.7
4.8 – 5.0
5.1 – 5.3
5.4 – 5.5
5.6 – 5.7
5.8 – 6.0
6.1 – 6.3
6.4 – 6.7
6.8 – 8.7
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: In-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefits-funded patient/doctor encounters, excluding urgent and non-urgent after-hours attendances. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

In-hours ED attendances

Number of in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of in-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Sydney, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 53
54 – 63
64 – 73
74 – 79
80 – 84
85 – 92
93 – 102
103 – 126
127 – 165
166 – 347
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: In-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays on or after 8am and before 8pm, or Saturdays on or after 8am and before 1pm (excluding public holidays). ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours GP attendances

Number of after-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of after-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Sydney, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.04 – 0.11
0.12 – 0.19
0.20 – 0.22
0.23 – 0.28
0.29 – 0.36
0.37 – 0.42
0.43 – 0.48
0.49 – 0.60
0.61 – 0.73
0.74 – 1.45
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: After-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefit-funded after-hours patient/doctor encounters in MBS Groups A11, A22 and A23. They include urgent and non-urgent non-referred attendances occurring on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours ED attendances

Number of after-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of after-hours GP attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Sydney, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 60
61 – 69
70 – 78
79 – 84
85 – 91
92 – 99
100 – 108
109 – 130
131 – 165
166 – 261
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: After-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit. Results for each SA3 have been assessed as to whether they are representative of service utilisation in that area. Results for some SA3s have been suppressed or labelled ‘interpret with caution’.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

Four maps are presented, showing Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3s) with Primary Health Network (PHN) area boundaries overlaid. GP and ED attendance maps appear side by side to show results for both measures – either in-hours or after-hours – within the same geographical area.

How to interpret the maps

  • Note that all results are based on where the person lived, not where the service was provided.
  • Check the scale to find what the colours in the bars signify. The darker the area on the map, the higher the attendance rate in that area.
  • Look for patterns of dark and light shading across the measures of GP and ED attendances for the same geographical area (see the example below).

Example - Hobsons Bay

The colour variation is evident between in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Hobsons Bay SA3 (outlined in pink below) within the North Western Melbourne PHN area.

Example maps showing colour variation of in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Hobsons Bay SA3

In 2015–16, the Hobsons Bay SA3 had 5.4–5.5 in-hours GP attendances per person, the fifth-lowest group across the country. This is compared with 127–165 in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, which is the second-highest group across the country.

Download the data here and find more information in the Technical Note.

In-hours GP attendances

Number of in-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of in-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Melbourne, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.7 – 4.3
4.4 – 4.7
4.8 – 5.0
5.1 – 5.3
5.4 – 5.5
5.6 – 5.7
5.8 – 6.0
6.1 – 6.3
6.4 – 6.7
6.8 – 8.7
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: In-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefits-funded patient/doctor encounters, excluding urgent and non-urgent after-hours attendances. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

In-hours ED attendances

Number of in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of in-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Melbourne, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 53
54 – 63
64 – 73
74 – 79
80 – 84
85 – 92
93 – 102
103 – 126
127 – 165
166 – 347
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary
Interpret result with caution

Data available on National overviews for In-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: In-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays on or after 8am and before 8pm, or Saturdays on or after 8am and before 1pm (excluding public holidays). ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours GP attendances

Number of after-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of after-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Melbourne, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.04 – 0.11
0.12 – 0.19
0.20 – 0.22
0.23 – 0.28
0.29 – 0.36
0.37 – 0.42
0.43 – 0.48
0.49 – 0.60
0.61 – 0.73
0.74 – 1.45
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: After-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefit-funded after-hours patient/doctor encounters in MBS Groups A11, A22 and A23. They include urgent and non-urgent non-referred attendances occurring on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours ED attendances

Number of after-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of after-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Melbourne, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 60
61 – 69
70 – 78
79 – 84
85 – 91
92 – 99
100 – 108
109 – 130
131 – 165
166 – 261
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary
Interpret result with caution

Data available on National overviews for After-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: After-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit. Results for each SA3 have been assessed as to whether they are representative of service utilisation in that area. Results for some SA3s have been suppressed or labelled ‘interpret with caution’.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

Four maps are presented, showing Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3s) with Primary Health Network (PHN) area boundaries overlaid. GP and ED attendance maps appear side by side to show results for both measures – either in-hours or after-hours – within the same geographical area.

How to interpret the maps

  • Note that all results are based on where the person lived, not where the service was provided.
  • Check the scale to find what the colours in the bars signify. The darker the area on the map, the higher the attendance rate in that area.
  • Look for patterns of dark and light shading across the measures of GP and ED attendances for the same geographical area (see the example below).

Example - Brisbane–Inner North

The colour variation is evident between in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Brisbane–Inner North SA3 (outlined in pink below) within the Brisbane North PHN area.

Example maps showing colour variation of in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Brisbane-Inner North SA3

In 2015–16, the Brisbane–Inner North SA3 had 0.7–4.3 in-hours GP attendances per person, the lowest group across the country. This is compared with 80–84 in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, which is the fifth-lowest group across the country.

Download the data here and find more information in the Technical Note.

In-hours GP attendances

Number of in-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of in-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Brisbane, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.7 – 4.3
4.4 – 4.7
4.8 – 5.0
5.1 – 5.3
5.4 – 5.5
5.6 – 5.7
5.8 – 6.0
6.1 – 6.3
6.4 – 6.7
6.8 – 8.7
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: In-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefits-funded patient/doctor encounters, excluding urgent and non-urgent after-hours attendances. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

In-hours ED attendances

Number of in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of in-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Brisbane, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 53
54 – 63
64 – 73
74 – 79
80 – 84
85 – 92
93 – 102
103 – 126
127 – 165
166 – 347
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary
Interpret result with caution

Data available on National overviews for In-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: In-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays on or after 8am and before 8pm, or Saturdays on or after 8am and before 1pm (excluding public holidays). ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours GP attendances

Number of after-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of after-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Brisbane, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.04 – 0.11
0.12 – 0.19
0.20 – 0.22
0.23 – 0.28
0.29 – 0.36
0.37 – 0.42
0.43 – 0.48
0.49 – 0.60
0.61 – 0.73
0.74 – 1.45
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: After-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefit-funded after-hours patient/doctor encounters in MBS Groups A11, A22 and A23. They include urgent and non-urgent non-referred attendances occurring on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours ED attendances

Number of after-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of after-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Brisbane, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 60
61 – 69
70 – 78
79 – 84
85 – 91
92 – 99
100 – 108
109 – 130
131 – 165
166 – 261
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary
Interpret result with caution

Data available on National overviews for After-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: After-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit. Results for each SA3 have been assessed as to whether they are representative of service utilisation in that area. Results for some SA3s have been suppressed or labelled ‘interpret with caution’.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

Four maps are presented, showing Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3s) with Primary Health Network (PHN) area boundaries overlaid. GP and ED attendance maps appear side by side to show results for both measures – either in-hours or after-hours – within the same geographical area.

How to interpret the maps

  • Note that all results are based on where the person lived, not where the service was provided.
  • Check the scale to find what the colours in the bars signify. The darker the area on the map, the higher the attendance rate in that area.
  • Look for patterns of dark and light shading across the measures of GP and ED attendances for the same geographical area (see the example below).

Example - Rockingham

The colour variation is evident between in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Rockingham SA3 (outlined in pink below) within the Perth South PHN area.

Example maps showing colour variation of in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Rockingham SA3

In 2015–16, the Rockingham SA3 had 4.8–5.0 in-hours GP attendances per person, the third-lowest group across the country. This is compared with 127–165 in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, which is the second-highest group across the country.

Download the data here and find more information in the Technical Note.

In-hours GP attendances

Number of in-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of in-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Perth, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.7 – 4.3
4.4 – 4.7
4.8 – 5.0
5.1 – 5.3
5.4 – 5.5
5.6 – 5.7
5.8 – 6.0
6.1 – 6.3
6.4 – 6.7
6.8 – 8.7
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: In-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefits-funded patient/doctor encounters, excluding urgent and non-urgent after-hours attendances. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

In-hours ED attendances

Number of in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of in-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Perth, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 53
54 – 63
64 – 73
74 – 79
80 – 84
85 – 92
93 – 102
103 – 126
127 – 165
166 – 347
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: In-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays on or after 8am and before 8pm, or Saturdays on or after 8am and before 1pm (excluding public holidays). ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours GP attendances

Number of after-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of after-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Perth, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.04 – 0.11
0.12 – 0.19
0.20 – 0.22
0.23 – 0.28
0.29 – 0.36
0.37 – 0.42
0.43 – 0.48
0.49 – 0.60
0.61 – 0.73
0.74 – 1.45
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: After-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefit-funded after-hours patient/doctor encounters in MBS Groups A11, A22 and A23. They include urgent and non-urgent non-referred attendances occurring on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours ED attendances

Number of after-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of after-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Perth, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 60
61 – 69
70 – 78
79 – 84
85 – 91
92 – 99
100 – 108
109 – 130
131 – 165
166 – 261
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: After-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit. Results for each SA3 have been assessed as to whether they are representative of service utilisation in that area. Results for some SA3s have been suppressed or labelled ‘interpret with caution’.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

Four maps are presented, showing Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3s) with Primary Health Network (PHN) area boundaries overlaid. GP and ED attendance maps appear side by side to show results for both measures – either in-hours or after-hours – within the same geographical area.

How to interpret the maps

  • Note that all results are based on where the person lived, not where the service was provided.
  • Check the scale to find what the colours in the bars signify. The darker the area on the map, the higher the attendance rate in that area.
  • Look for patterns of dark and light shading across the measures of GP and ED attendances for the same geographical area (see the example below).

Example - Holdfast Bay

The colour variation is evident between in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Holdfast Bay SA3 (outlined in pink below) within the Adelaide PHN area.

Example maps showing colour variation of in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Holdfast SA3

In 2015–16, the Holdfast Bay SA3 had 5.1–5.3 in-hours GP attendances per person, the fourth-lowest group across the country. This is compared with 54–63 in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, which is the second-lowest group across the country.

Download the data here and find more information in the Technical Note.

In-hours GP attendances

Number of in-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of in-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Adelaide, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.7 – 4.3
4.4 – 4.7
4.8 – 5.0
5.1 – 5.3
5.4 – 5.5
5.6 – 5.7
5.8 – 6.0
6.1 – 6.3
6.4 – 6.7
6.8 – 8.7
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: In-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefits-funded patient/doctor encounters, excluding urgent and non-urgent after-hours attendances. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

In-hours ED attendances

Number of in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of in-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Adelaide, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 53
54 – 63
64 – 73
74 – 79
80 – 84
85 – 92
93 – 102
103 – 126
127 – 165
166 – 347
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: In-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays on or after 8am and before 8pm, or Saturdays on or after 8am and before 1pm (excluding public holidays). ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours GP attendances

Number of after-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of after-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Adelaide, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.04 – 0.11
0.12 – 0.19
0.20 – 0.22
0.23 – 0.28
0.29 – 0.36
0.37 – 0.42
0.43 – 0.48
0.49 – 0.60
0.61 – 0.73
0.74 – 1.45
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: After-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefit-funded after-hours patient/doctor encounters in MBS Groups A11, A22 and A23. They include urgent and non-urgent non-referred attendances occurring on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours ED attendances

Number of after-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of after-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Adelaide, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 60
61 – 69
70 – 78
79 – 84
85 – 91
92 – 99
100 – 108
109 – 130
131 – 165
166 – 261
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: After-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit. Results for each SA3 have been assessed as to whether they are representative of service utilisation in that area. Results for some SA3s have been suppressed or labelled ‘interpret with caution’.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

Four maps are presented, showing Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3s) with Primary Health Network (PHN) area boundaries overlaid. GP and ED attendance maps appear side by side to show results for both measures – either in-hours or after-hours – within the same geographical area.

How to interpret the maps

  • Note that all results are based on where the person lived, not where the service was provided.
  • Check the scale to find what the colours in the bars signify. The darker the area on the map, the higher the attendance rate in that area.
  • Look for patterns of dark and light shading across the measures of GP and ED attendances for the same geographical area (see the example below).

Example - Hobart–South and West

The colour variation is evident between in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Hobart–South and West SA3 (outlined in pink below) within the Tasmania PHN area.

Example maps showing colour variation of in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Hobart-South and West SA3

In 2015–16, the Hobart–South and West SA3 had 5.4–5.5 in-hours GP attendances per person, the fifth-lowest group across the country. This is compared with 20–53 in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, which is the lowest group across the country.

Download the data here and find more information in the Technical Note.

In-hours GP attendances

Number of in-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of in-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Hobart, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.7 – 4.3
4.4 – 4.7
4.8 – 5.0
5.1 – 5.3
5.4 – 5.5
5.6 – 5.7
5.8 – 6.0
6.1 – 6.3
6.4 – 6.7
6.8 – 8.7
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: In-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefits-funded patient/doctor encounters, excluding urgent and non-urgent after-hours attendances. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

In-hours ED attendances

Number of in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of in-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Hobart, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 53
54 – 63
64 – 73
74 – 79
80 – 84
85 – 92
93 – 102
103 – 126
127 – 165
166 – 347
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: In-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays on or after 8am and before 8pm, or Saturdays on or after 8am and before 1pm (excluding public holidays). ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours GP attendances

Number of after-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of after-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Hobart, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.04 – 0.11
0.12 – 0.19
0.20 – 0.22
0.23 – 0.28
0.29 – 0.36
0.37 – 0.42
0.43 – 0.48
0.49 – 0.60
0.61 – 0.73
0.74 – 1.45
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: After-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefit-funded after-hours patient/doctor encounters in MBS Groups A11, A22 and A23. They include urgent and non-urgent non-referred attendances occurring on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours ED attendances

Number of after-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of after-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Hobart, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 60
61 – 69
70 – 78
79 – 84
85 – 91
92 – 99
100 – 108
109 – 130
131 – 165
166 – 261
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: After-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit. Results for each SA3 have been assessed as to whether they are representative of service utilisation in that area. Results for some SA3s have been suppressed or labelled ‘interpret with caution’.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

Four maps are presented, showing Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3s) with Primary Health Network (PHN) area boundaries overlaid. GP and ED attendance maps appear side by side to show results for both measures – either in-hours or after-hours – within the same geographical area.

How to interpret the maps

  • Note that all results are based on where the person lived, not where the service was provided.
  • Check the scale to find what the colours in the bars signify. The darker the area on the map, the higher the attendance rate in that area.
  • Look for patterns of dark and light shading across the measures of GP and ED attendances for the same geographical area (see the example below).

Example - Darwin City

The colour variation is evident between in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Darwin City SA3 (outlined in pink below) within the Northern Territory PHN area.

Example maps showing colour variation of in-hours GP attendances and in-hours ED attendances for the Darwin City SA3

In 2015–16, the Darwin City SA3 had 4.4–4.7 in-hours GP attendances per person, the second-lowest group across the country. This is compared with 93–102 in–hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, which is the fourth-highest group across the country.

Download the data here and find more information in the Technical Note.

In-hours GP attendances

Number of in-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of in-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Darwin, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.7 – 4.3
4.4 – 4.7
4.8 – 5.0
5.1 – 5.3
5.4 – 5.5
5.6 – 5.7
5.8 – 6.0
6.1 – 6.3
6.4 – 6.7
6.8 – 8.7
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: In-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefits-funded patient/doctor encounters, excluding urgent and non-urgent after-hours attendances. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

In-hours ED attendances

Number of in-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of in-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Darwin, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 53
54 – 63
64 – 73
74 – 79
80 – 84
85 – 92
93 – 102
103 – 126
127 – 165
166 – 347
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for In-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: In-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays on or after 8am and before 8pm, or Saturdays on or after 8am and before 1pm (excluding public holidays). ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours GP attendances

Number of after-hours GP attendances per person, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing Number of after-hours GP attendances per person by SA3 area in Darwin, 2015-16

Number per person across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
0.04 – 0.11
0.12 – 0.19
0.20 – 0.22
0.23 – 0.28
0.29 – 0.36
0.37 – 0.42
0.43 – 0.48
0.49 – 0.60
0.61 – 0.73
0.74 – 1.45
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours GP attendances

* Results for all reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Notes: After-hours GP attendances are all non-referred Medicare benefit-funded after-hours patient/doctor encounters in MBS Groups A11, A22 and A23. They include urgent and non-urgent non-referred attendances occurring on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. Services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on the GP’s behalf are excluded. MBS statistics also exclude services provided free of charge to public patients in hospitals, to Department of Veterans’ Affairs beneficiaries, some patients under compensation arrangements, and through other publicly funded programs, including jurisdictional salaried GP services provided in remote outreach clinics.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits Schedule statistics 2015–16 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.

After-hours ED attendances

Number of after-hours ED attendances per 1,000 people, by place of residence (SA3), 2015–16

Map showing number of after-hours ED attendances per 1000 people by SA3 area in Darwin, 2015-16

Number per 1,000 people across Australia*
The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
NP
20 – 60
61 – 69
70 – 78
79 – 84
85 – 91
92 – 99
100 – 108
109 – 130
131 – 165
166 – 261
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
ABS Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) boundary

Data available on National overviews for After-hours ED attendances

* Results for reported SA3s across Australia were ranked from highest to lowest and then split into 10 equal-sized groups called deciles.

Only public hospitals with an ED that provide data to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database are included. Private hospitals with an ED are also excluded.

Notes: After-hours ED attendances include attendances where the patient presented to a public hospital ED on weekdays before 8am or on or after 8pm, Saturdays before 8am or on or after 1pm, or any time on Sundays and public holidays. ED attendances were included if the patient was assigned a triage category of 3 (urgent), 4 (semi-urgent) or 5 (non-urgent), was not subsequently admitted to hospital and had an ‘emergency presentation’ type of visit. Results for each SA3 have been assessed as to whether they are representative of service utilisation in that area. Results for some SA3s have been suppressed or labelled ‘interpret with caution’.

Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of an extract from the 2015–16 National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2015.