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Surf Coast Shire

Profile Performance

Provision of universal access to health services for children from birth to school age and their families including early detection, referral, monitoring and recording of child health and development

Infant enrolments in the MCH service

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service

Surf Coast Shire (2018-2019)

99.44%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

100.10%

All Councils (2018-2019)

100.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 97.06% 97.77% 98.22%
2016-2017 99.07% 99.92% 99.85%
2017-2018 102.41% 100.33% 100.32%
2018-2019 99.44% 100.10% 100.73%

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

This percentage includes babies who are now enrolled with Surf Coast but whose birth notices weren't originally received because their residential address was listed outside of our municipality. The result confirms that the amount of babies moving out of the area close to birth is about the same as those moving in.

Cost of the MCH service

Cost to council of the MCH service per hour of service delivered. 2015/16 was the first year of reporting for this indicator.

Surf Coast Shire (2018-2019)

$77.56

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$86.25

All Councils (2018-2019)

$81.48

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $88.06 $75.44 $77.33
2016-2017 $82.62 $75.42 $76.26
2017-2018 $85.54 $80.38 $79.43
2018-2019 $77.56 $86.25 $81.48

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

Increase in service delivery has occurred to meet growing demand, to contain costs we have been able to introduce a number of efficiency measures impacting on budget expenditure.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Surf Coast Shire (2018-2019)

77.70%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

77.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 74.77% 76.29% 78.01%
2016-2017 78.42% 75.64% 78.00%
2017-2018 77.40% 77.23% 78.41%
2018-2019 77.70% 77.54% 77.87%

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

There was a small increase in overall participation rates on last year's result. When broken down into specific ages, all Key Ages and Stages (KAS) participation rates between 4 weeks and 2 years have risen by between 3% and 12%. This is largely due to better follow up of clients and cross promotion with other early year's services.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Surf Coast Shire (2018-2019)

90.91%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

75.46%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 68.00% 65.63% 70.63%
2016-2017 81.25% 65.94% 72.93%
2017-2018 94.12% 76.94% 77.67%
2018-2019 90.91% 75.46% 77.81%

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

Results are skewed due to small data sample i.e. only eleven active clients. Ten clients are fully up to date with Key Age and Stage (KAS) assessments, 1 unable to be contacted (has likely moved from area).