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Child health data

This page provides data from the 2016 Chief Health Officer report for Queensland children in visual and summary formats.

Child indicators by Hospital and Health Service

View the data visualisation which shows health indicators for children, by Hospital and Health Service (HHS)

How to use

View the data either by HHS or PHN. For each category, you can filter the information by different indicators:

  • vertical axis: rate of the indicator in question
  • horizontal axis: population size for the area (areas with higher populations appear on the right)
  • bubble: size shows the number of cases, hover mouse to see the exact number.

The data visualisation works best in browsers other than Internet Explorer, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If you can’t see the data visualisation, refer to the child statistical tables1 (XLSX, 376KB) or email

The Methods for reporting health status report3 (PDF, 1MB) provides definitions and further information on data sources and analysis.

100 Queensland Kids

This video provides a social and health profile of Queensland children.

Transcript: 100 Queensland kids, Department of Health, March 2017

If you took 100 Average Queensland kids aged 0–14…

You would have…

  • 51 girls
  • 49 boys
  • 8 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders
  • 9 who were born overseas
  • 61 living in major cities
  • 21 living in inner regional areas
  • 15 living in outer regional areas
  • 3 living in remote & very remote areas
  • 23 living in Metro South
  • 19 living in Metro North
  • 11 living in Gold Coast
  • 8 living in Sunshine Coast
  • 6 living in Darling Downs
  • 6 living in West Moreton
  • 5 Living in Cairns and Hinterland
  • 5 living in Central Queensland
  • 5 living in Townsville
  • 4 living in Mackay
  • 4 living in Wide Bay
  • 1 living in Central West
  • 1 living in North West
  • 1 living in South West
  • 1 living in Torres and Cape

Of admissions to hospital for Queensland kids aged 0–14…

  • 19 were for respiratory conditions
  • 15 were for Injury and poisoning
  • 10 were for Perinatal disorders
  • 10 were for digestive system conditions
  • 7 were for signs and symptoms
  • 7 were for procedures and tests
  • 5 were for infectious and parasitic causes
  • 5 were for ear conditions such as otitis media
  • 4 were for nervous system conditions
  • 4 were for congenital conditions
  • 14 were for other causes

If you took 100 average Queensland kids aged 0–14.

  • 10 were admitted to hospital at least once in a year

If you took 100 average Queensland kids aged 4–17…

You would have…

  • 19 who are overweight
  • 7 who are obese
  • 45 who are active 7 days a week
  • 27 who are active 4–6 days a week
  • 28 who are active less than 4 days a week
  • 70 eating recommended daily serves of fruit
  • 4 eating recommended daily serves of vegetables

If you took 100 average Australian kids aged 0–14…

You would have…

  • 11 with hay fever and allergic rhinitis
  • 11 with asthma
  • 6 with food allergies
  • 5 with anxiety
  • 5 with short sightednes
  • 5 with long sightedness
  • 3 with chronic sinusitis
  • 3 with skin problems
  • 1 with depression

For a more in-depth coverage of these figures please refer to:

The health of Queenslanders 2016, Report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland

Health disparities in Queensland children

This factsheet (PDF, 668KB) presents key facts on health disparities in Queensland children.

Hospitalisations for children by cause

A diagram of the causes of hospitalisations for children (PDF, 348KB) in Queensland.

Satellite diagram of child hospitalisations by cause

Last updated: 19 November 2018