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Australian Diabetes Map

The Australian Diabetes Map is the only national map monitoring the prevalence of diabetes in Australia.

The data contained in the Australian Diabetes Map is derived from the NDSS Registrant database and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and shows people diagnosed with diabetes who are registered on the NDSS.

The map uses geo-spatial mapping technology to present population data about people in Australia who are diagnosed with diabetes and registered on the NDSS. The map reflects diabetes prevalence rates at the national, federal, state electorate, local government, primary health network, and postcode levels based on NDSS data and ABS 2016 Census population projections.

It shows the numbers of people diagnosed with diabetes in all parts of Australia with information on age, gender, type of diabetes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and socio-economic disadvantage.

The Australian Diabetes Map is a dynamic reference tool for the whole community, our health professionals, policy makers and researchers to help bring about a better understanding of diabetes.

Map functions

The Australian Diabetes Map allows you to download data as a ‘csv’ or ‘json’ file to better utilise the information provided. To use this function, please follow the instructions below.

  • Enter details of your search area e.g. state, suburb, postcode and select the ‘download data’ button.
  • Select the grouping(s) you require e.g. diabetes type, age group, gender.
  • Review the ‘csv’ or ‘json’ file with the data that you receive, noting that:
    • an * may appear in the downloaded file where data is suppressed to maintain individuals’ privacy;
    • suppressed data is more likely to occur where multiple groupings are selected; and
    • age group and gender should not be selected together as population values because this may cause a large margin of error in downloaded data.

Please provide your feedback on the map to [email protected].

If the Australian Diabetes Map does not fulfil all of your data requirements, then you might consider making a request for de-identified data through NDSS. Further information is available on the Access to NDSS data webpage.

Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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