About the data
Data in Web update: HPV immunisation rates in 2015–16 were sourced from the National HPV Vaccination Program Register (HPV Register), which is operated by the Victorian Cytology Service.
The HPV Register records information about HPV vaccine doses administered under the National HPV Vaccination Program in Australia. The HPV Register aims to:
- monitor the uptake of HPV vaccinations provided by the National HPV Vaccination Program
- support the implementation of the program by providing information to vaccine recipients and providers
- facilitate the evaluation of the program’s effect on HPV-related cancers and disease.2
The data reported are for girls and boys aged 15 who had received three doses of HPV vaccine by 30 June 2016 (as at 12 August 2017).
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Estimated Resident Population (ERP) for females and males aged 13 at 30 June 2014 was used for the denominator, as this reflects the eligible population at the time most vaccinations were administered.
HPV immunisation rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are unable to be reported separately due to limitations of available data. The AIHW will work with stakeholders to consider ways to address this issue in the future.
2. Gertig DM, Brotherton JML, Saville M 2011. Measuring human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage and role of the National HPV Vaccination Program Register, Australia. Sex Health. 8(2):171–8.