The OSR is reported by organisations receiving funding under the Australian Government's Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) to deliver comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care services to Indigenous Australians. It contains contextual information about each organisation as well as aggregate counts of number of clients, episodes of care and FTEs.

Prior to 2018-19, the OSR also included data collected from organisations funded by the Department of Health and/or the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (function now sitting within the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)) to provide one or more of the following health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: primary health care; maternal and child health care (between 2012-13 and 2017-18); social and emotional wellbeing services; and substance-use services.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

1/7/2008 to 30/6/2021

Geographical coverage

National and State

Other

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form

Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply).

Unit records are not available.

Data scope

Data on the over 200 organisations funded under the Australian Government's Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP).

Methodology

Survey

Metadata information

Information on the OSR collection and data quality statements for each collection period are available on METeOR.

External links and information 

The latest available data from the OSR collection can be found at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific primary health care: results from the nKPI and OSR collections, About - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (aihw.gov.au).

Other AIHW products that focus specifically on Indigenous Australians can be found at Indigenous Australians.

Information on the Department of Health's Health Data Portal can be found at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Reporting—Health Data Portal.

Vendor specifications for the OSR can be found at Indigenous Health reporting (nps.org.au).

Contact

[email protected]