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Whitehorse City

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

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

101.06%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

100.93%

All Councils (2020-2021)

100.86%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 101.19% 101.15% 100.32%
2018-2019 100.94% 101.24% 100.73%
2019-2020 100.00% 101.04% 100.81%
2020-2021 101.06% 100.93% 100.86%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Enrolments remain consistently high for the Whitehorse Maternal and Child Health service as shown by the four year trend.

Cost of the MCH service

Cost to council of the MCH service per hour of service delivered

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

$92.86

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$79.60

All Councils (2020-2021)

$81.53

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 $83.51 $78.86 $79.43
2018-2019 $82.68 $80.08 $81.48
2019-2020 $86.81 $78.08 $81.81
2020-2021 $92.86 $79.60 $81.53

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Council is committed to providing cost effective and quality support and information to families The increase in service cost for the past two years reflects unavoidable labour and cleaning cost increases to maintain a COVID safe service for the community.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

78.22%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

75.62%

All Councils (2020-2021)

77.24%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 85.71% 78.52% 78.41%
2018-2019 84.36% 77.54% 77.87%
2019-2020 80.21% 77.60% 78.05%
2020-2021 78.22% 75.62% 77.24%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

This result demonstrates that Maternal and Child Health Service participation rates remain relatively high in the City of Whitehorse, but participation has decreased over the past two years due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on the community.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

86.54%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

81.46%

All Councils (2020-2021)

82.05%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 93.55% 78.80% 77.67%
2018-2019 89.80% 78.37% 77.81%
2019-2020 79.55% 82.72% 82.00%
2020-2021 86.54% 81.46% 82.05%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Whitehorse City Council has a small number of Indigenous Australian children registered. The participation rate is high during the first year of life and then tends to decline. The 2020/21 participation result has improved after a decrease in the previous year, and is consistent with the 4 year trend.

Participation in 4-week Key Age and Stage visit

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service who participate in the 4-week Key Age and Stage visits. New indicator from July 2019.

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

96.30%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

100.83%

All Councils (2020-2021)

98.42%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 Service not provided 0 0
2018-2019 Service not provided 0 0
2019-2020 94.39% 95.74% 97.03%
2020-2021 96.30% 100.83% 98.42%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

This result shows a slight improvement compared to the previous year. Participation in 4-week key age and stage visits is impacted by families who receive services in other municipalities while staying with family during the first 6-8 weeks after having a baby. Note this was a new indicator in the 2019/20 financial year.