Covid-19 vaccine Australia rollout tracker: total number of people and per cent vaccinated, daily vaccine doses and rate of progress

How does Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compare with other countries, and when will Australia reach 70% and 80% double dose vaccination? We bring together the latest numbers on the vaccination rate in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and other states, as well as stats, maps, live data and Indigenous vaccination rates.

Fri 10 Sep 2021

Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout began in late February. Here we bring together the latest figures to track the progress of the rollout and Covid vaccination schedule.

The data shows the total doses given in Australia, people vaccinated in Australian states and the percentage of the population who have received one dose or are double dose fully vaccinated, as well as graphs showing daily new Covid-19 cases in Australia, deaths per day and cumulative coronavirus cases by state and territory.

One of the biggest logistical exercises in Australia’s history, the delivery of coronavirus vaccines to more than 20 million people has begun.

The government was initially hoping to have 4 million people vaccinated by March and the entire country inoculated by October. Since then, goals, targets and “horizons” have come and gone.

The most recent target from the government is in its Operation Covid Shield document, which suggests vaccinating 80% of the population aged 16 and over should be possible by December.

The federal government has also set double dose vaccination targets of 70% and 80% of the population aged 16 and over as the thresholds for phase B and phase C of its ‘National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response’ – essentially when it expects restrictions to ease, with reduced lockdowns and opening up of borders.

Here, you can see when we might be able to achieve these targets, based on the current average rate of vaccination, and assuming the current rate continues for the rest of the rollout.

This is obviously a very simple estimate of the time it might take, and will change as the vaccination rate increases or decrease.

Here, you can see the same targets estimated by each state and territory:

And the current vaccination levels by state:

Here, you can see the speed of vaccinations in the past 30 days for each state and territory, versus the national rate.

This is showing the number of new vaccination doses administered per day, adjusted for population differences to be a rate per 1,000 people. Then, it has been smoothed using a rolling 7-day average due to differences in reporting on weekends and data catch-ups in the national reporting.

It makes it very clear how outbreaks lead to large increases in the vaccination speed, with particularly obvious increases in NSW and QLD rates relative to the national rates:

The following chart shows how many doses have been administered per 100 people in each jurisdiction, over the whole course of the rollout.

Note that in this chart the number of vaccinations from the federal government-run parts of the rollout – GP clinics and disability and aged care – are counted only in the Australian total. This makes the Australian rate higher than the sum of the state rates, and is a point of difference to the chart above.

The federal government releases weekly data for vaccination rates by statistical area 4 (SA4) regions. By comparing the rates from the first report on 1 August with subsequent reports we can see the areas with the biggest weekly percentage increases in vaccination, and biggest increases since the data was released.

You can use the dropdown menu to switch between showing the vaccination rate for each area, and the percentage change in vaccination rate for each area:

Here, you can see the same information in a table, which can be sorted by region name, state or the change in vaccination percentage:

Guardian Australia has been tracking the vaccination statistics for Indigenous Australians since August 2021. While Indigenous Covid vaccination rates have risen rapidly, there remains a large gap between First Nations people and overall vaccination rates in almost every state and territory.

These charts have switched to using Indigenous population data sourced from the Australian Immunisation Register instead of ABS population estimates. This means the percentages for some states have changed significantly, such as in Victoria.

Here, you can see national figures for the Indigenous vaccination rate over time compared with the overall vaccination rate, and the difference between the two:

This chart shows the latest rollout gap for each state and territory, with data updated weekly:

In the following two charts you can see how Australia’s vaccine rollout compares with other countries, in terms of doses administered per 100 people.

This first chart adjusts for the fact that countries started administering vaccines on different dates. It shows how Australia compares to select countries at equivalent points in their vaccine rollouts.

Here you can see how those same countries are doing across their entire vaccine rollout, on a doses administered per 100 people basis. Some are already more than halfway to vaccinating their populations.

Not all countries publish data on fully vaccinated people – those who have received two doses. Here you can see how Australia compares to OECD countries on the percentage of the population that are fully vaccinated.

The majority of Australians aged 18 and over are now eligible for a Covid vaccination if they are willing to consider the AstraZeneca vaccine, and provided they do not have a history of some specific health conditions.

In addition to the government’s official eligibility checker, which lists some clinics near your location which might have vaccination appointments available, there are a number of other helpful resources that can help you to find somewhere that has appointments open. You can find our page listing these resources here.

This chart shows the “epidemic curve” for Australia, using a seven-day rolling average of daily cases. This will show any progress in “flattening the curve” and how effective various measures have been in suppressing the outbreak:

Here, you can see the number of new deaths reported per day by the states and territories:

The following chart shows the percentage of active cases across Australia that are hospitalised:

This chart shows the cumulative total of confirmed cases, with the contribution of each state and territory:

Updates 6 September 2021

Updates 29 August 2021

Updates, 9 August 2021

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