Health data

Data about the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians is a key ingredient in Primary Health Tasmania’s commissioning process.

With this in mind, a range of statistics, insights and other information is collated to provide an evidence base from which services can be developed.

Needs assessment report

Our needs assessment report is a summary of information that’s relevant to our commissioning activity. It provides a snapshot of Tasmanian health trends by noting areas of improvement, as well as those that continue to pose a challenge to the wellbeing of local populations.

We sometimes undertake additional assessments for particular areas of our work. For example, you can find our supplementary needs assessment report for the care finder program here.

Community profiles

We have developed ‘community health checks‘ which present health, wellbeing and demographic information for each of Tasmania’s 29 local government areas.

Snapshot of priority populations

Primary Health Tasmania’s Snapshot of priority populations in Tasmania gives an overview of health data and information for the following priority population groups:

  • older people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • LGBTIQA+ people
  • people at risk of or experiencing homelessness
  • people living with a disability.

PHN Exchange

The PHN Exchange has been developed as a portal to share data and data related resources with the Tasmanian health community. The portal shows aggregated data by local government area from a variety of sources and the resources section provides a one-stop-shop to a wealth of data tools and websites.

The PHN Exchange also allows general practices sharing data with Primary Health Tasmania under the Primary Health Information Network (PHIN) to access their practice data report. This part of the exchange is not publicly accessible and general practices must register to access this information.

If you are a general practice, share data under the PHIN program, and don’t yet have access to your practice data report, let us know by emailing us so we can assist you.

General practice in Tasmania report

Primary Health Tasmania’s General practice in Tasmania report offers insight into the local general practice workforce and the quality care it provides to the Tasmanian population. 

Prepared by our health intelligence team, it enriches understanding of the key role played by local general practices by providing up-to-date statistical insights about the specifics of where, why, and how often Tasmanians see their GP. 

Data in the report is drawn from ainformation-sharing network called the Primary Health Information Network, which includes roughly 75% of the state’s general practices. 

Cardiovascular disease in general practice report

Primary Health Tasmania’s Cardiovascular disease in Tasmanian general practice report explores data relating to Tasmanians with and at risk of cardiovascular disease who are cared for in general practice.

Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term that includes coronary heart disease; stroke and other vascular disease, ischaemic heart disease, and heart failure.

The report also identifies opportunities for improved intervention and treatment of these patients.