Central Northern Adelaide Health Service: A Social Health Atlas

Published: 2005

The purpose of this Social Health Atlas is to provide the basis for the region to understand and determine priorities for regional health planning, and for key partners in other government or non-goverment agencies to utilise the data to inform their planning processes.

Authored by PHIDU

Atlas extras:     Data (zip)     Errata

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Profile of Neighbourhood Areas by Indicator


Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Population
  • Total Fertility Rate
  • Families: single parent; low income; jobless
  • Labour force: unemployment; unskilled and semi-skilled workers; female labour force participation
  • Education: full-time participation in secondary school education at age 16
  • Access to technology: use of the Internet at home
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries: resident in Australia for five years or more/ for less than five years; poor proficiency in English
  • Housing: dwellings rented from the SA Housing Trust; rent asistance
  • Transport: dwellings without a motor vehicle
  • Disadvantage: SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
Income support payments
  • Age pensioners
  • Disability support pensioners
  • Female sole parent pensioners
  • People receiving an unemployment benefit
  • Children in welfare-dependent families
Health status and risk factors
  • Perinatal: low birthweight babies; pregnancy outcomes; termination of pregnancy; smoking during pregnancy
  • Immunisation status at one year of age
  • Overweight and obesity in childhood: overweight (not obese)/ obese four year old boys
  • Dental health of 12 year old children: decayed, missing of filled teeth
  • Chronic disease and injury prevalence: respiratory system diseases; asthma; circulatory system diseases; diabetes type 2; mental and behavioural disorders; musculoskeletal system diseases; arthritis; osteoarthritis; osteoporosis - females; injury
  • Self-reported health prevalence estimates: very high psychological distress (K10); fair or poor health
  • Risk factor prevalence: overweight (not obese)/ obese males; overweight (not obese)/ obese females; smoking; physical activity; high health risk due to alcohol consumption
  • Cancer incidence: all cancers; lung cancer; female breast cancer; prostate cancer
  • Premature mortality: infant deaths; deaths of males/ females aged 15-64 years
  • Avoidable mortality
  • Burden of disease: Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy males/ females; Years of Life Lost; Years of Life Lost to Disability
Use of services
  • Primary health and community-based services:
    • Community health service clients
    • Community mental health service clients
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service clients
    • Department for Families and Communities' clients
    • Home and community care: domiciliary care; home nursing (RDNS); home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels)
    • Screening services: breast screening participation/ outcomes; cervical screening participation/ outcomes
    • General medical practitioners: population per GP; attendances for GP services: males/ females
  • Accident and Emergency department attendances
  • Outpatient department attendances
  • Specialist medical practitioner services: consultations in outpatient departments; under Medicare; in outpatient departments and under Medicare
  • Private health insurance
  • Hospital admissions: total; public acute hospitals; private hospitals; males; females; myringotomy; Caesarean section; hysterectomy
  • Hospital booking lists: people waiting for more than six months

Correlation analysis




Key map - Areas mapped