Accessibility across various geographic levels

Figure 6 presents population estimates and drive time results similarly to the chart within the Interactive dashboard, ranking areas in terms of populations of interest.

Compared with the dashboard chart, Figure 6 bears the following additional features:

  • Includes a wider range of geographic levels – Remoteness Areas; Statistical Areas Level 4 (SA4); Indigenous Regions (IREG); Indigenous Locations (ILOC); Local Government Areas (LGA); Primary Health Network (PHN) regions; Suburbs and Localities (SAL).
  • Allows for alternative drive time selections.
  • Optionally, shows the proportion of women by drive time, rather than the number.

Separating the drive time results by smaller regions reveals that:

  • Most women who live more than a 2-‍hour drive from their nearest service live in the regional and remote parts of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.
  • For both First Nations and non-‍Indigenous women, this pattern changes to also include parts of Victoria and New South Wales when considering drive times of more than 1 hour.

Figure 6: The number of women, aged 50–74, by drive time to a BreastScreen Australia screening location, by geographic area, by service frequency, by Indigenous status

An interactive graph. A long description is available below.