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Australia's welfare is the AIHW's biennial health report that presents reliable information on population factors that underpin the demand for welfare services, welfare spending and the composition of the community services workforce. This report examines the welfare of Australians through the life course, starting at childhood, then moving through youth to working age and the later years of growing older.

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

Both Australia's welfare 2015, and Australia's welfare 2015—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 welfare are also available online.

Australia's welfare 2015

report-cover Australia's welfare 2015 is the 12th report in the Australia's welfare series. This comprehensive report provides an authoritative overview of the wellbeing of Australians, examining a wide range of relevant topics.

This edition combines analytical feature articles on a variety of contemporary welfare issues with short statistical snapshots following a life-course approach.

It covers:

  • Understanding welfare
  • Australia's welfare spending and workforce
  • Child wellbeing
  • Young people
  • Working age
  • Growing older
  • Diversity and disadvantage in Australia
  • Indicators of Australia's welfare.

Australia's welfare 2015 online version | download PDF or order a printed copy.

Feature articles and snapshots are available as individual PDFs.

Australia's welfare 2015in brief

report-cover Australia's welfare 2015—in brief is a companion report to Australia's welfare 2015.

Australia's welfare 2015—in brief online version | download PDF or order a printed copy .