Public Health Data and Research

The Public Health Unit prepares regular reports of the health surveillance data on the residents living in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. These reports provide useful, up-to-date information about disease trends in our population. The Public Health Unit also has a dynamic research program across multiple public health related areas. You can learn more about the data by reading About the Data. Any questions can be emailed to the Epidemiology team.

Notifiable diseases data for NSW and by Local Health District are available here.

 

In this section we post current surveillance reports for COVID-19 and influenza activity and impact in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

 

Acute Respiratory Infections Report

Latest weekly report: week-ending September 26 2022

Key Points of Report

  • There has been a 16% decline in COVID-19 notifications in the past week. Influenza notifications continue at a low level.
  • COVID-19 impacts on residential aged care facilities reamain stable with active outbreaks in 10 facilities, and no outbreaks in residential disability facilities.
  • Presentations to emergency departments due to respiratory disease are stable.

 

Earlier 2022 Reports Week Ending
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 18 September 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 11 September 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 4 September 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 28 August 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 21 August 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 14 August 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 7 August 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 31 July 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 24 July 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 17 July 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 10 July 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 3 July 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 26 June 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 19 June 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 12 June 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 5 June 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 29 May 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 22 May 2022
Acute Respiratory Infections Report 15 May 2022
Influenza Monthly Report April 2022

 

Sexually Transmissible Infections in South Eastern Sydney

This report, generated every six months, documents the historical trend and the demographic characteristics of sexually transmissible infections in residents within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, focusing on chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis.

View current report: 2022 Midyear report

Key points of report: Regular production of this report was interrupted due to the pandemic. Except for syphilis, notifications for sexually transmissible infections decreased in 2020 and 2021.  In the first half of 2022, 2410 cases of chlamydia, 1515 cases of gonorrhoea, and 326 cases of syphilis in SESLHD residents were notified.

This monthly report provides the trend (ie. epidemic curve) since 2015 of cases of norovirus detected in sentinel public and private pathology laboratories serving the NSW population.

View current report August 2022

This report, published during the summer months, monitors trends in laboratory confirmed arbovirus cases reported in residents of South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and in mosquito surveillance around the eastern tidal portion of the Georges River. It provides a summary of the main arboviral infections of concern in South Eastern Sydney (Barmah Forest virus and Ross River virus) with a breakdown of locally acquired cases to provide information on the geographic distribution of the viruses. The report now includes information on mosquito surveillance around the eastern portion of the Georges River.

View current report: April 2022

Key points of report: 

  • No cases of Ross River virus or Barmah Forest virus infection in a SESLHD resident were reported in April 2022
  • One confirmed case of malaria and one confirmed case of dengue virus infection in SESLHD residents were reported in April 2022. Both infections were acquired overseas
  • Mosquito numbers were average to high when compared to numbers usually seen in April

Childhood Immunisation Coverage Report

This report, published quarterly, provides an overview of the latest childhood immunisation coverage data for children living within the boundaries of South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), based on immunisation encounters for children reported by providers to the Australian Immunisation Register (formerly the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register).

View current report: Second Quarter 2022

Key points of report: 

As at 30 June 2022: 

  • 94.8% of SESLHD children were considered fully vaccinated at 12 months.
  • 92.1% of SESLHD children were considered fully vaccinated at 2 years.
  • 92.8% of SESLHD children were considered fully vaccinated at 5 years.

 

Aboriginal Childhood Immunisation Coverage Report

This report, published annually, provides an overview of the latest childhood immunisation coverage data for Aboriginal children living within the boundaries of South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), based on immunisation encounters for Aboriginal children reported by providers to the Australian Immunisation Register (formerly the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register).

View current report: Annual Report for 2021

Key points of report: 

Amongst Aboriginal children in SESLHD in 2021, vaccination coverage: 

  • Improved to 93.4% fully vaccinated at 12 months 
  • Declined to 92.3% at 2 years
  • Improved to 97.4% at 5 years

 

School Immunisation Program Coverage Report

This report, published yearly, provides an overview of the latest school immunisation coverage for students attending school-based vaccination programs within the boundaries of SESLHD, based on immunisation encounters for students reported by school immunisation nurses.

View current report: 2020

Key points of report: 

In 2020:

  • 85% of female year 7 students received the first dose of the HPV vaccine, 74% received dose 2.
  • 85% of male year 7 students received the first dose of the HPV vaccine, 70% received dose 2.
  • 86% of year 7 students received the dTpa vaccine.
  • 79% of year 10 students received the meningococcal ACWY vaccine.

Due to COVID-19 disruptions the 2021 school program is being completed during 2022. An annual report will be issued once all catch-up vaccination clinics are held.