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Data tables: 3.10 Access to mental health services
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List of tables in measure 3.10


  • Table D3.10.1: Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over who reported high/very high levels of psychological distress, by whether saw a health professional about feelings in the last 4 weeks, 2018–19

  • Table D3.10.2: VII adjusted, MBS services claimed, psychologists and psychiatrists, by Indigenous status, sex, jurisdiction and remoteness, Australia, 2017–18

  • Table D3.10.3: Community mental health care service contacts, by Indigenous status, sex and age group, 2017–18

  • Table D3.10.4: Community mental health care service contacts, by Indigenous status and jurisdiction, 2017–18

  • Table D3.10.5: Residential mental health care episodes, by Indigenous status and jurisdiction, 2017–18

  • Table D3.10.6: FTE employed psychologists per 100,000 population, by proportion of Indigenous population living in an area, 2013 (table no longer provided—please refer to HPF 2017 Archived data tables)

  • Table D3.10.7: Ambulatory-equivalent and non-ambulatory-equivalent mental health-related hospitalisations, by Indigenous status and sex, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D3.10.8: Average length of stay for non-ambulatory-equivalent mental health-related hospitalisations, by Indigenous status and sex, Australia, July 2015 to June 2017

  • Table D3.10.9: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates, rate ratios and rate differences from mental health-related conditions as principal diagnosis, NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17

  • Table D3.10.10: Psychiatric hospitals and specialised mental health units in public acute hospitals, and available beds, by remoteness area and jurisdiction, 2017–18

  • Table D3.10.11: Community mental health care service contacts, by Indigenous status and remoteness, 2017–18


  • Table D3.10.9 NSW: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of mental health related conditions, New South Wales and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17


  • Table D3.10.9 Vic: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of mental health related conditions, Victoria and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2014–15


  • Table D3.10.9 Qld: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of mental health related conditions, Queensland and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17


  • Table D3.10.9 WA: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of mental health related conditions, Western Australia and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17


  • Table D3.10.9 SA: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of mental health related conditions, South Australia and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17


  • Table D3.10.9 NT: Age-standardised hospitalisation rates and rate differences for a principal diagnosis of mental health related conditions, Northern Territory and NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA and NT, 2004–05 to 2016–17

Data sources

  • Medicare Data
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
  • National Community Mental Health Care Database
  • National Hospital Morbidity Database
  • National Mental Health Establishments Database
  • National Residential Mental Health Care Database

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