SHOROC State of the Region Report

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Hospital Beds Back to top

Artists impression of Northern Beaches Hospital

Key Indicator

The number of hospital beds in the SHOROC Region per 1000 residents compared to the national average.

Target (SHOROC Region)

SHOROC Region should aim to provide, at a minimum the same as the national average for hospital bed provision:  2.7 public and 0.9 private beds per 1,000 residents.

What is the current situation / trend?

off-track Indicator is off-track

The following two tables provide a summary of the current bed provisions for public and private hospitals servicing the SHOROC region.

The tables identify a current shortfall of 326 hospital beds (101 private and 225 public beds combined) for its 2011 population of 280,000 residents, when compared to the national average:

SHOROC Hospital Bed Provision 2011  – Comparison with National Average
SHOROC Region (population of 280,000)                National Average SHOROC Regional Shortfall
1.90 public beds per 1,000= 531 beds 2.7 public beds per 1,000= 756 beds 0.80 extra public beds required per 1,000= 225 beds
0.54 private beds per 1,000= 151 beds 0.9 private beds per 1,000= 252 beds 0.36 extra private beds required per 1,000= 101 beds
Total beds currently provided (private and public combined) to service the SHOROC Region: 682 beds=2.44 beds per 1,000 Number of beds (private and public combined) required to meet the national average: 1008 beds=3.6 beds per 1,000 1.16 extra (private and public beds combined) per 1,000 required=326 extra (private and public beds combined) required

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Aged Care Places Back to top

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Key Indicator

SHOROC Regional provision of age care places per 1,000 older residents (defined as aged 75 and over for non-indigenous people and over 50 for Indigenous Australians) compared to Commonwealth Health Reform National Target.

Target (SHOROC Region)

At a minimum, the SHOROC Region should aim to meet the Commonwealth Health Reform National Target of 113 aged care places per 1000 older residents.

What is the current trend?

on-track Indicator is on-track

The SHOROC Regional ratio as at June 2011 was 171 aged care places per 1000 older residents. That is a provision of 66% more age care places than the National Target.

Age Care Places per 1000 older residents (as at June 2011)
SHOROC Region Commonwealth Health Reform National Target by June 2011 Percentage Difference 
171 113 SHOROC Region has 66% more aged care places than the National Average

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General Practitioners Back to top

Key Indicator

Ratio of full time equivalent General Practitioners (GPs) to resident population of Local Government Area (LGA).

Target (SHOROC Region)

Increase of GPs to LGA resident population over time.

What is the current trend?

not available Indicator trend not yet available. Only the base data is available so we cannot track progress yet.

As illustrated in the following table, Mosman falls within the North Sydney GP Network and has a ratio of 1 GP to 812 Mosman residents. Pittwater, Warringah and Manly councils fall within the Manly Warringah Pittwater GP network and have a ratio of 1 GP to 1009 residents. Hence there is a total of 0.032 GPs per capita for the SHOROC Region:

GPs to LGA Resident Population & GPs per capital for the SHOROC Region, 2011
Mosman LGA (North Sydney GP Network) Pittwater, Warringah & Manly Councils (Manly, Warringah Pittwater GP Network) GPs per capita for the SHOROC Region
1GP to 812 Mosman Residents 1 GP to 1009 Residents 0.032 GP’s per Capita

 

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Adequate Physical Activity Back to top

People-exercising

Key Indicator

Percentage (%) of adults undertaking adequate physical activity (at least 30 minutes of moderate activity on most, and preferably all, days of the week).

Target (SHOROC Region)

  1. SHOROC Region to meet or exceed NSW % of adults undertaking adequate physical activity.
  2. Maintain or increase the % of adults undertaking adequate physical activity in the SHOROC Region over time.

What is the current trend? 

Information for this indicator is currently only available at the State level or  Health Area Service Level. The health area that encompasses the SHOROC Region is the Northern Sydney Health Area.  

1. SHOROC Region to meet or exceed NSW % of adults undertaking adequate physical activity.

on-track  Indicator is on-track

The following information indicates that in 2011, 60.1% of adults (aged 16 years and over) living within the Northern Sydney Health Area  undertook adequate physical activity, compared to 54.6% in NSW. Therefore in 2011, the SHOROC Region exceeded the NSW average by 5.5%.

Click here for more information on adequate physical activity, persons aged 16 years and over, NSW, Northern Sydney LHD, 2002 to 2011

Click here for more information on adequate physical activity, persons aged 16 years and over, NSW, 2002 to 2011

2. Maintain or increase the % of adults undertaking adequate physical activity in the SHOROC Region over time.

off-track Indicator is off-track

The following table indicates that between 2007 and 2011,  there has been a small 0.1% decrease in adults (aged 16 years and over) living within the Northern Sydney Health Area who undertake adequate physical activity.

Adequate physical activity, persons aged 16 years and over, NSW, Northern Sydney LHD, 2007 to 2011 
Year All persons:Actual estimate (Per cent)
2011 60.1
2010 61.5
2009 59.8
2008 59.9
2007 60.2
% change between 2007 and 2011 -0.1


Why use this indicator and what does this mean for the overall Health and Wellbeing of the SHOROC Region?

SHOROC is using this indicator as one of a suite of indicators to determine what the state of play is in respect to the overall health and wellbeing of the SHOROC Region.

 

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Life Expectancy Back to top

Key Indicator

Life Expectancy – Mortality Rates (Standardised Death Rate) and Median Age of Death.

Target (SHOROC Region)

  1. The SHOROC Regions mortality rate (Standardised Death Rate (SDR ) per 1000 residents) should be equivalent to or less than the Sydney Statistical Division (SD) and New South Wales (NSW) standardised death rate.
  2. The Median Age of Death should remain stable or increase over time.

What is the current situation/trend?

1. The SHOROC Regions mortality rate (Standardised Death Rate (SDR) per 1000 residents) should be equivalent to or less than the Sydney Statistical Division (SD) and New South Wales (NSW) standardised death rate.

on-track Indicator is on-track

The SDR per 1000 residents in 2010 for the SHOROC Region is 4.95.

This is 0.45 less than the SD and 0.75 less than the NSW SDR and meets the target of this indicator.

Standardised Death Rate per 1000 people for SD & NSW (2011) Source: ABS Data 2011 (Released 8 November 2012)
Area Indirect standardised death rate Indirect Standardised death rate compared to SHOROC Region
SHOROC Region 4.95 N/A
SD 5.4 +0.45
NSW 5.7 +0.75

Refer to ABS Website: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3302.02011?OpenDocument (Table 6.1).

2. The Median Age of Death should remain stable or increase over time.

not available Indicator trend not yet available

The ABS NSW State and Regional Indicators, June 2009 states that:

“In 2007 the Sydney SSDs with the highest median age at death were Central Northern Sydney, Northern Beaches and Lower Northern Sydney (all almost 84 years). The Blacktown SSD recorded the lowest median age of 76 years”. 

ABS has not provided an update to these Regional Indicators at the time of collecting this baseline data. However, ABS ‘3302.0 -Deaths, Australia, 2010’  does indicate that in 2007 the Indirect Standardised Death Rate for SD was 82 yrs and 81.4yrs for NSW.

This illustrates the fact that Northern Beaches residents were living 2 years more than the SD average and 2.6 years more than the NSW average in 2007.

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Crime Rates Back to top

Key Indicator

Trends in major crime rates compared to Sydney and NSW.

The following three categories of crime have been reported on for the SHOROC Region:

  • Assault – non-domestic violence related
  • Break and enter – dwelling
  • Motor vehicle theft

NOTE:  these categories can be changed at any time if the SHOROC Region requires reporting on different crime types.

Target (SHOROC Region) 

  1. Lower crime rates compared to the Sydney Statistical Division (SSD) and New South Wales (NSW)
  2. Reduction in crime rates within the SHOROC Region over time

What is the current situation /trend?

1. Lower crime rates compared to the Sydney Statistical Division (SSD) and New South Wales (NSW)  

on-track Indicator is on-track

The following tables indicate that the SHOROC Region has lower crime rates for all three categories of crime compared to the SSD and NSW in the five years from 2008 to 2012.

Three categories of reported crime analysed for the SHOROC Region for years 2006 to 2012 SHOROC Crime Rate as a percentage of SSD Crime Rate SHOROC Crime Rate as a percentage of NSW Crime Rate
1 Assault – non-domestic violence related 71% of SSD crime rate 62% of NSW crime rate
2 Break and enter – dwelling 63% of SSD crime rate 57% of NSW crime rate
3 Motor vehicle theft 41% of SSD crime rate 42% of NSW crime rate

 

2. Reduction in crime rates within the SHOROC Region over time

on-track Indicator is on-track

The attached tables indicate that between years 2008 to 2012 the SHOROC region has experienced:

  • A 3% decrease in ‘Assault –non-domestic violence related’
  • A 5% decrease in ‘Break and enter – Dwelling’
  • A 13% decrease in ‘Motor Vehicle Theft’

Therefore, the SHOROC region is on track with respect to an overall reduction in crime rates over time.

Click here for tabled information on the following:

  • SHOROC Region: Assault – non-domestic violence related: Crime rate per 100,000 population
  • SHOROC Region: Break and Enter – Dwelling:  Crime rate per 100,000 population
  • SHOROC Region: Motor Vehicle Theft:  Crime rate per 100,000 population

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Community Perception of Safety Back to top

Key Indicator

Community perception of safety.

Target SHOROC Region

High level of community perception of safety.

What is the current situation/trend?

not available Indicator is not yet available

This indicator will be determined via survey questions that are currently under construction and will be incorporated into all SHOROC Council (Mosman, Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Council’s) community surveys by June 2014.

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