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Table 1 Proportion of local population that had consulted the 17 general practices during the previous 24 months (September 2011 to September 2013)

From: Using data from patient interactions in primary care for population level chronic disease surveillance: The Sentinel Practices Data Sourcing (SPDS) project

Illawarra-Shoalhaven SLAs No. of patients from the SLA within the sample Proportion of the sample from the SLA (%) Estimated Resident Population of the SLA, 2011* Proportion of the SLA population included in the sample (%)
Jervis Bay Territory 6 0.0 387 1.6
Kiama (A) 19769 12.9 20832 94.9
Shellharbour (C) 44971 29.4 66054 68.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A 15347 10.0 34444 44.6
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 26000 17.0 61599 42.2
Wollongong (C) - Inner 23351 15.3 104601 22.3
Wollongong (C) Bal 23323 15.3 96614 24.1
Total ^ 152767 100 384531 39.7
  1. *ABS [14].
  2. ^Total number of patients in the data extract = 164,435; n = 152,767 after excluding patients residing outside the Illawarra-Shoalhaven SLAs and removing patients with geographic data inaccuracies.