Vaccine Hesitancy Tracker

Tracking COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy across Australia using Taking the Pulse of the Nation (TTPN) Survey data.  We add new data every two weeks and the next update will be on 30 September 2021.

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Key insights

    • Australia will likely meet the target for 80% of the adult population vaccinated, depending on sufficient supply of recommended vaccines.
    • Vaccine hesitancy across Australia has fallen from 20.3% on 20th August to 16.7% on the 12th September.
    • This fall has happened for those unwilling to be vaccinated as well as those who are unsure.
    • The largest fall in hesitancy has been in Victoria, from 20.2% on 20th August to 14.4% on 12th September.
    • Vaccine hesitancy continues to fall across all States and Territories, with the lowest rates in Victoria, NSW, and SA.
    • Vaccine hesitancy has fallen most amongst those aged 18-44, as well as those aged over 65, but has remained stable amongst those aged between 45 and 64 years old.
    • Vaccine uptake has increased most amongst younger Australians aged 18 to 44.
    • Although women tended to be more hesitant than men in the past, currently there are no longer gender differences in hesitancy.

To see additional analyses of this data, please see our Research Insights series. For more information about this Vaccine Hesitancy Tracker, please contact Professor Anthony Scott.


Vaccine Hesitancy Report Card (2021), Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research.


These figures use data drawn from the Taking the Pulse of the Nation survey Melbourne Institute’s survey of Australians’ attitudes and behaviours on critical, economic and social issues. The survey is fielded every two weeks, and each survey wave contains responses from 1200 persons, aged 18 years and over. The sample is stratified by gender, age and location to be representative of the Australian population. The numbers report moving averages from the most recent two TTPN fortnightly waves.

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