Of the 3807 polio survivors currently living in Australia who have recorded their details on the Australian Polio Register to date, 708 of them contracted polio in overseas countries.

The charts on this page are derived from the Australian Polio Register entries and display overseas polio cases. All three charts are updated as new registrations giving an overseas polio location are recorded online. To view the data broken down into individual overseas regions and countries, choose from the menu options above.

The first two charts display the number of overseas polio cases per year and per decade.

Years Polio Contracted in Overseas Countries (1922 to 1986)

Overseas Polio - Cases Per Decade

This final chart again displays the number of overseas polio cases per year, but this time the chart also reveals the number of polio cases per overseas region for each year (indicated by the differently coloured bar sections).