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West Wimmera 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

Participation in first MCH home visit

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service who receive the first MCH home visit

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

211.11%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

107.41%

All Councils (2018-2019)

101.44%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 137.50% 103.71% 102.41%
2016-2017 156.52% 104.19% 101.47%
2017-2018 134.29% 103.10% 100.09%
2018-2019 211.11% 107.41% 101.44%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

As West Wimmera Shire is situated on the border to South Australia, a number of residents choose to birth in South Australia. Maternal and Child Health Service does not receive birth notifications for interstate births. These residents then participate in the MCH service once home.

Infant enrolments in the MCH service

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

100.00%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

100.62%

All Councils (2018-2019)

100.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 95.83% 97.47% 98.22%
2016-2017 100.00% 98.88% 99.85%
2017-2018 97.14% 99.83% 100.32%
2018-2019 100.00% 100.62% 100.73%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

The relatively small population of the Shire results in a strong ability to identify and implement flexible contact methods to ensure high participation.

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.

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

$105.74

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$84.27

All Councils (2018-2019)

$81.48

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $88.51 $86.44 $77.33
2016-2017 $96.32 $79.19 $76.26
2017-2018 $94.31 $82.07 $79.43
2018-2019 $105.74 $84.27 $81.48

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Increase in staff costs due to reclassification of position under new Enterprise Agreement.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

96.23%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

81.38%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 88.66% 80.32% 78.01%
2016-2017 88.68% 83.62% 78.00%
2017-2018 97.31% 82.35% 78.41%
2018-2019 96.23% 81.38% 77.87%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

The relatively small population of the Shire results in a strong ability to identify and implement flexible contact methods to ensure high participation.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

100.00%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

84.42%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 100.00% 81.90% 70.63%
2016-2017 50.00% 80.09% 72.93%
2017-2018 50.00% 84.92% 77.67%
2018-2019 100.00% 84.42% 77.81%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

West Wimmera Shire has very small numbers in this category which contributes to significant percentage changes from 2018 to 2019.