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Australia's health is the AIHW's biennial health report that profiles current health issues in a collection of feature articles and statistical snapshots that cover a range of areas. These areas include:

  • The health status of Australians
  • Health expenditure
  • The major causes of ill health
  • Determinants of health
  • Health through the life course
  • Health of Indigenous Australians
  • Preventing and treating ill health
  • Health system performance

In addition to the main report, a companion 'in brief' booklet presents highlights in a compact easy-to-use format.

Both Australia's health 2016, and Australia's health 2016—in brief are available to purchase in hard-copy, as PDF downloads free of charge, and in HTML formats.

Additional material includes education resources, supplementary tables and individual PDFs of feature articles and snapshots.

Previous editions of Australia's health are also available online.


Australia's health 2016

is the 15th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition combines analytical feature articles on highly topical health issues with short statistical snapshots in the following areas:

  • Understanding health and illness
  • The Australian health system
  • How healthy are we?
  • Leading types of ill health
  • Health behaviours and risks
  • Health through your life
  • Indigenous health
  • Preventing and treating ill health
  • Indicators of Australia’s health.

Download the PDF or order a printed copy: Australia's health 2016 

View the online report.  


Australia's health 2016—in brief

AIH16 in brief cover JPGis a companion report to Australia's health 2016.

Download the PDF or order a printed copy: Australia's health 2016—in brief 

View the online report.  


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