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Finding Health Statistics: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

AIHW is a major national agency set up by the Australian Government to provide regular health statistics to promote better health and wellbeing.

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All AIHW publications are available as free PDF downloads. Most AIHW publications also have the option to be ordered as printed reports.


A-Z topics Search by subject area or category  
Australia's Health Publications Profiles current health issues in a collection of feature articles and statistical snapshots that cover a range of areas.
Indigenous Australians data There has been significant progress in the availability and quality of statistical information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over the last decade in Australia  
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 report: Northern Territory This report gives the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Territory are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance.  
Australia's Hospitals Hospitals are an important part of Australia's health landscape, providing services to many Australians every year.  
Education Resources

Permission for use has been granted under the Creative Commons Licensing, provided AIHW acknowledgment is given.

The AIHW releases around 120 publications every year.


Infographics present complex information in a way that is visually stimulating and easily understandable.


We produce infographics, posters and report profiles to highlight key information from our reports, which can be used as education resources.
Data collections AIHW hold valuable data on a wide range of health and welfare topics, including expenditure, hospitals, disease, injury, mental health, ageing, homelessness, housing, disability, child protection and the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: What is burden of disease?

Launch at Parliament House by Sussan Ley of Australia's Health 2016