COVID-19 vaccinations by LGA show the successes, hide the challenges to come

Published: 2021

Introduction

Vaccination rates vary between LGAs. For example, in Greater Sydney, the range in early September was from 52.9% in Sydney (C) to 79.4% in Ku-ring-gai; for those fully vaccinated, it was from 28.4% in Cumberland to 53.3% in Ku-ring-gai.

Rates also vary within LGAs. Randwick LGA had a first vaccination rate of 59.3% at 13 September [2]. Within Randwick, however, first vaccination rates vary from 50 to 59% in postcode 2032 to 70 to 79% in postcodes 2031, 2034, 2035 and 2036 [3]. The fully vaccinated rate in the LGA was 36.0%, with a range at the postcode level from a low of 30 to 39% in postcodes 2032 and 2033, to 40 to 49% in postcodes 2031, 2034, 2035 and 2036.

The difference in rates of those fully vaccinated and those with at least one dose in Canterbury-Bankstown provides an example of the achievements in increasing vaccination rates across an LGA. Although there is a gap in those fully vaccinated between postcode 2190 (20 to 29% coverage) and 2214 (50 to 59% coverage), all of the postcodes in the LGA have first does rates of 70 to 79% or 80 to 89%.

Although data are not available for several regional LGAs, in some cases postcode data are available and reveal similar variations to those shown for Randwick. For example, Central Darling LGA has variations in first vaccination rates from a low of 50 to 59% in postcode 2836 to 80 to 89% in postcode 2879; the range for those fully vaccinated is from 30 to 49% in postcode 2836 to 50 to 59% in postcode 2879.

Differences like this are common across Greater Sydney and regional NSW and show the challenge to be faced if the state is to achieve a high vaccination rate across population groups. Dr Kerry Chant has said there needs to be a "strong equity focus" in order to achieve the 90 per cent target. This is borne out by the variations within LGAs shown here, and by the data here which show vaccination rates together with some indicators of socioeconomic disadvantage.

The variations for other NSW LGAs are available at the links below for:

Sydney

  First dose by LGAFirst dose by postcode Fully vacinated by LGAFully vaccinated by postcode
  % %
LGA CodeLGA Name LowestHighest  LowestHighest
                 
10750 Blacktown (C) 73.8 70-79% 90%+   35.4 30-39% 70-79%
10900 Blue Mountains (C) 70.2 60-69% 80-89%   41.9 30-39% 50-59%
11100 Botany Bay (C) 63.1 60-69% 80-89%   30.8 30-39% 40-49%
11300 Burwood (A) 66.0 70-79% 80-89%   32.5 30-39% 40-49%
11450 Camden (A) 69.5 70-79% 90%+   36.5 30-39% 50-59%
11500 Campbelltown (C) 71.5 60-69% 90%+   35.3 20-29% 50-59%
11520 Canada Bay (A) 64.5 60-69% 70-79%   37.9 30-39% 40-49%
11570 Canterbury-Bankstown (A) 66.2 70-79% 80-89%   30.3 20-29% 50-59%
11650 Central Coast (C) 65.2 60-69% 80-89%   35.5 30-39% 50-59%
12380 Cumberland (A) 64.6 70-79% 80-89%   28.4 20-29% 40-49%
12850 Fairfield (C) 64.8 70-79% 80-89%   28.9 30-39% 40-49%
12930 Georges River (A) 65.0 70-79% 80-89%   33.0 30-39% 40-49%
13800 Hawkesbury (C) 65.6 60-69% 90%+   32.7 30-39% 50-59%
14000 Hornsby (A) 76.9 70-79% 90%+   48.1 40-49% 60-69%
14100 Hunters Hill (A) 71.5 70-79%     48.3 50-59%  
14170 Inner West (A) 65.5 60-69% 80-89%   40.2 30-39% 50-59%
14500 Ku-ring-gai (A) 79.4 70-79% 90%+   53.3 50-59% 60-69%
14700 Lane Cove (A) 71.7 70-79%     45.8 40-49%  
14900 Liverpool (C) 63.9 60-69% 90%+   30.5 20-29% 90%+
15350 Mosman (A) 74.9 80-89%     49.9 50-59%  
15950 North Sydney (A) 66.1 60-69% 80-89%   42.6 40-49% 50-59%
15990 Northern Beaches (A) 71.3 70-79% 90%+   40.6 40-49% 50-59%
16260 Parramatta (C) 71.9 30-39% 90%+   37.5 10-19% 50-59%
16350 Penrith (C) 67.0 60-69% 80-89%   30.1 20-29% 40-49%
16550 Randwick (C) 59.3 50-59% 70-79%   36.0 30-39% 40-49%
16700 Ryde (C) 65.1 70-79% 90%+   37.8 40-49% 50-59%
17100 Strathfield (A) 67.8 70-79% 80-89%   35.3 40-49%  
17150 Sutherland Shire (A) 73.0 70-79% 80-89%   42.6 40-49% 50-59%
17200 Sydney (C) 52.9 40-49% 80-89%   31.9 20-29% 50-59%
17420 The Hills Shire (A) 78.5 70-79% 90%+   46.6 40-49% 60-69%
18050 Waverley (A) 64.2 60-69% 70-79%   41.7 40-49% 50-59%
18250 Willoughby (C) 67.8 60-69% 80-89%   42.8 40-49% 50-59%
18400 Wollondilly (A) 62.3 60-69% 80-89%   32.3 30-39% 40-49%
18500 Woollahra (A) 73.6 60-69% 80-89%   51.4 40-49% 60-69%

 

Click here for a comprehensive list of vaccination rates by postcode within LGAs.

Newcastle and Wollongong

  First dose by LGAFirst dose by postcode Fully vacinated by LGAFully vaccinated by postcode
  % %
LGA CodeLGA Name LowestHighest  LowestHighest
                 
15900 Newcastle (C) 58.8 60-69% 90%+   32.8 30-39% 80-89%
18450 Wollongong (C) 59.7 50-59% 80-89%   36.3 20-29% 60-69%

 

Click here for a comprehensive list of vaccination rates by postcode within LGAs.

Rest of New South Wales

  First dose by LGAFirst dose by postcode Fully vacinated by LGAFully vaccinated by postcode
  % %
LGA CodeLGA Name LowestHighest  LowestHighest
                 
10050 Albury (C) 58.9 60-69%     30.3 30-39%  
10130 Armidale Regional (A) 59.5 10-19% 70-79%   31.7 <10% 40-49%
10250 Ballina (A) 62.4 60-69% 70-79%   38.4 40-49%  
10300 Balranald (A) 43.9 50-59%     27.2 10-19% 30-39%
10470 Bathurst Regional (A) 58.6 60-69%     31.2 30-39%  
10550 Bega Valley (A) 70.2 70-79%     41.2 40-49% 50-59%
10600 Bellingen (A) 64.3 60-69% 70-79%   35.9 30-39% 40-49%
10650 Berrigan (A) 66.1 60-69% 80-89%   43.1 30-39% 60-69%
10800 Bland (A) 62.5 60-69% 70-79%   36 30-39% 40-49%
10850 Blayney (A) 63.5 60-69% 80-89%   32.9 20-29% 40-49%
10950 Bogan (A) n.a. 80-89%     n.a. 20-29%  
11150 Bourke (A) n.a. 70-79%     n.a. 30-39%  
11200 Brewarrina (A) n.a. 60-69% 70-79%   n.a. <10% 30-39%
11250 Broken Hill (C) 57.2 70-79%     34.7 40-49%  
11350 Byron (A) 47.2 40-49% 60-69%   25.5 20-29% 30-39%
11400 Cabonne (A) 61.3 60-69% 80-89%   31.7 20-29% 40-49%
11600 Carrathool (A) n.a. 70-79%     n.a. 30-39%  
11700 Central Darling (A) n.a. 50-59% 80-89%   n.a. 30-39% 50-59%
11720 Cessnock (C) 50.1 50-59% 60-69%   23.3 20-29%  
11730 Clarence Valley (A) 57.3 50-59% 80-89%   28 20-29% 40-49%
11750 Cobar (A) n.a. 50-59%     n.a. 20-29%  
11800 Coffs Harbour (C) 56.7 60-69%     28.6 30-39%  
12000 Coolamon (A) 62.9 60-69% 70-79%   35.6 30-39% 40-49%
12150 Coonamble (A) n.a. 70-79% 80-89%   n.a. 30-39% 40-49%
12350 Cowra (A) 62.4 50-59% 80-89%   36.1 20-29% 40-49%
12700 Dungog (A) 62.8 60-69% 70-79%   32.3 30-39% 40-49%
12730 Edward River (A) 41.7 70-79%     26.4 40-49%  
12750 Eurobodalla (A) 72.2 70-79% 80-89%   40.7 40-49% 50-59%
12870 Federation (A) 66.5 70-79% 80-89%   32.2 30-39% 60-69%
12900 Forbes (A) 61 70-79%     31.6 30-39%  
12950 Gilgandra (A) 69.8 40-49% 80-89%   19.2 20-29% 40-49%
13010 Glen Innes Severn (A) 62 50-59% 60-69%   26 20-29% 30-39%
13310 Goulburn Mulwaree (A) 57.2 60-69%     30.4 30-39%  
13340 Greater Hume Shire (A) 57.2 50-59% 60-69%   27.7 20-29% 40-49%
13450 Griffith (C) 57.7 60-69%     35.1 30-39%  
13510 Gundagai (A) 69.7 60-69% 90%+   40.9 20-29% 60-69%
13550 Gunnedah (A) 52.8 60-69%     26.5 20-29% 30-39%
13660 Gwydir (A) 56.4 50-59% 60-69%   27.8 20-29% 40-49%
13850 Hay (A) 73 70-79%     40.5 40-49%  
13910 Hilltops (A) 65.4 50-59% 70-79%   36.6 30-39% 40-49%
14200 Inverell (A) 54.2 50-59% 60-69%   24.9 20-29% 40-49%
14300 Junee (A) 51.3 50-59%     28.4 30-39%  
14350 Kempsey (A) 56.2 50-59% 70-79%   27.9 20-29% 40-49%
14400 Kiama (A) 71.8 70-79% 80-89%   44.3 40-49% 50-59%
14550 Kyogle (A) 56 50-59% 60-69%   26.1 20-29% 30-39%
14600 Lachlan (A) 70.3 70-79% 90%+   31 30-39%  
14650 Lake Macquarie (C) 62.3 50-59% 80-89%   33.7 20-29% 50-59%
14750 Leeton (A) 54.9 50-59% 60-69%   31.9 30-39%  
14850 Lismore (C) 51.6 50-59%     27.4 30-39%  
14870 Lithgow (C) 58.3 50-59% 70-79%   29 20-29% 30-39%
14920 Liverpool Plains (A) 54.1 60-69%     23.4 20-29%  
14950 Lockhart (A) 64.5 70-79%     37.8 40-49%  
15050 Maitland (C) 57.1 60-69% 70-79%   29.1 30-39%  
15240 Mid-Coast (A) 63.3 40-49% 80-89%   34 20-29% 40-49%
15270 Mid-Western Regional (A) 51.3 70-79% 80-89%   26.8 20-29% 30-39%
15300 Moree Plains (A) 52.7 20-29% 70-79%   29.5 10-19% 40-49%
15520 Murray River (A) 79.1 10-19% 70-79%   49.8 <10% 50-59%
15560 Murrumbidgee (A) 55.7 60-69% 70-79%   29.4 30-39% 40-49%
15650 Muswellbrook (A) 47.1 50-59% 60-69%   21.7 20-29%  
15700 Nambucca (A) 60.2 50-59% 60-69%   30.9 20-29% 40-49%
15750 Narrabri (A) 50.4 50-59% 70-79%   22.1 20-29% 30-39%
15800 Narrandera (A) 57.1 60-69%     32.5 30-39%  
15850 Narromine (A) 68.8 70-79% 80-89%   21.8 20-29%  
16100 Oberon (A) 61.8 70-79%     29.6 30-39%  
16150 Orange (C) 65 70-79%     37.3 40-49%  
16200 Parkes (A) 64.5 60-69% 70-79%   24.8 20-29% 30-39%
16380 Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) 67 60-69% 80-89%   37.4 30-39% 50-59%
16400 Port Stephens (A) 63.2 60-69% 80-89%   34.7 30-39% 50-59%
16490 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A) 57.5 40-49% 70-79%   32.9 20-29% 40-49%
16610 Richmond Valley (A) 54.1 50-59% 60-69%   30.3 30-39% 40-49%
16650 Rockdale (C) 63.1 60-69% 70-79%   30.8 30-39% 40-49%
16900 Shellharbour (C) 60.8 60-69% 70-79%   33.3 30-39% 40-49%
16950 Shoalhaven (C) 66 60-69% 80-89%   39.9 40-49% 50-59%
17000 Singleton (A) 52.7 60-69%     25.4 30-39%  
17040 Snowy Monaro Regional (A) 60.7 40-49% 70-79%   32.8 30-39% 40-49%
17080 Snowy Valleys (A) 58.1 60-69%     32.2 30-39% 40-49%
17310 Tamworth Regional (A) 57.4 50-59% 60-69%   30.3 20-29% 30-39%
17350 Temora (A) 61.5 60-69%     28.8 30-39%  
17400 Tenterfield (A) 57.1 50-59% 60-69%   20.9 20-29% 30-39%
17550 Tweed (A) 58 50-59% 60-69%   31.1 30-39%  
17620 Upper Hunter Shire (A) 59.7 60-69% 70-79%   34 30-39% 40-49%
17640 Upper Lachlan Shire (A) 63.3 60-69% 70-79%   30.5 30-39%  
17650 Uralla (A) 64.5 50-59% 70-79%   32.8 20-29% 40-49%
17750 Wagga Wagga (C) 60.6 10-19% 60-69%   37.2 <10% 40-49%
17850 Walcha (A) 73.7 80-89%     47.2 50-59%  
17900 Walgett (A) n.a. 50-59% 70-79%   n.a. 20-29% 30-39%
17950 Warren (A) 76.7 70-79% 90%+   28.7 20-29% 40-49%
18020 Warrumbungle Shire (A) 55.4 50-59% 90%+   24.2 10-19% 40-49%
18100 Weddin (A) 66.6 70-79% 80-89%   33.9 20-29% 40-49%
18200 Wentworth (A) 51 50-59% 60-69%   29.5 20-29% 30-39%
18230 Western Plains Regional (A) 64.5 40-49% 80-89%   25.8 20-29% 30-39%
18350 Wingecarribee (A) 71.2 70-79% 90%+   44.4 40-49% 60-69%
18710 Yass Valley (A) 62.3 60-69% 70-79%   35.3 30-39% 40-49%

 

Click here for a comprehensive list of vaccination rates by postcode within LGAs.

 

Source: The source postcode data at 13 September are available here (note that these data are updated each Tuesday and Friday, so may vary from what is shown in this analysis) and the source LGA data at 6 September are available here.

 

 
  1. At https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-27/how-australia-could-become-world-most-covid-vaccinated-country/100410504, last accessed 14 September 2021.
  2. LGA data at 6 September, at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/find-the-facts-about-covid-19#map-of-nsw-vaccinations-by-home-postcode-and-lga, last accessed 14 September 2021.
  3. Postcode data at 13 September 2021, at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/find-the-facts-about-covid-19#map-of-nsw-vaccinations-by-home-postcode-and-lga, last accessed 14 September 2021.