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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 (2018-2019)

100.94%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

101.24%

All Councils (2018-2019)

100.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 95.97% 99.06% 98.22%
2016-2017 94.03% 100.87% 99.85%
2017-2018 101.19% 101.15% 100.32%
2018-2019 100.94% 101.24% 100.73%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Enrolments are higher than notices received as some infants were born outside the current financial year reporting period.

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.

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

$82.68

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$80.08

All Councils (2018-2019)

$81.48

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $77.74 $75.03 $77.33
2016-2017 $84.97 $76.17 $76.26
2017-2018 $83.51 $78.86 $79.43
2018-2019 $82.68 $80.08 $81.48

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Council is committed to providing quality support and information to families while minimising costs.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

84.36%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

77.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 78.37% 79.64% 78.01%
2016-2017 83.36% 77.67% 78.00%
2017-2018 85.71% 78.52% 78.41%
2018-2019 84.36% 77.54% 77.87%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

This result demonstrates that Maternal and Child Health Service participation rates are high in the City of Whitehorse. Twelve per cent of children were not scheduled for a visit during the 12 month period because it would fall between their 2 year and 3.5 year scheduled visit.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

89.80%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

78.37%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 75.53% 70.97% 70.63%
2016-2017 68.33% 76.40% 72.93%
2017-2018 93.55% 78.80% 77.67%
2018-2019 89.80% 78.37% 77.81%

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 declines, as per the non-Indigenous children.