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 May 22 2022

Key Points of Report

  • COVID-19 notifications are stable and influenza notifications are increasing, particularly amongst children
  • COVID-19 impacts on residential aged and disability care facilities are stable; to date only one residential facility has detected influenza cases
  • Presentations to emergency departments and admissions to hospital are decreasing/stable for COVID-19 and increasing for influenza

 

Earlier 2022 Reports Week Ending
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: 2019 Midyear report

Key points of report: Notifications for all sexually transmissible infections have increased in the first half of 2019 with 3570 cases of chlamydia, 1789 cases of gonorrhoea, and 325 cases of syphilis notified

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

View current report May 2021

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 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: First Quarter 2022

Key points of report: 

As at 31 March 2022: 

  • 94.2% of SESLHD children were considered fully vaccinated at 12 months.
  • 93% of SESLHD children were considered fully vaccinated at 2 years.
  • 91.6% of SESLHD children were considered fully vaccinated 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.