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released: 26 Sep 2012 author: AIHW media release

Expenditure on health in Australia was estimated to be $130.3 billion in 2010-11, up from $77.5 billion in 2000-01. This expenditure was 9.3% of gross domestic product in 2010-11, down from 9.4% in 2009-10 but up from 8.2% in 2000-01. The estimated recurrent expenditure on health was $5,796 per person, and 69.1% was funded by governments, up from 67.7% in 2000-01. The two largest components of the increase in health expenditure were public hospital services, which grew by $2.2 billion in real terms, followed by medications ($2.1 billion).

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-350-3; Cat. no. HWE 56; 183pp.; $33

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What is health expenditure?
      • The structure of the health sector and its flow of funds
      • Structure of this report
      • Changes to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates
      • Revisions to Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates
    • 2 Total health expenditure
      • Health expenditure and the GDP
      • Health expenditure per person
      • Recurrent health expenditure
    • 3 Funding of health expenditure
      • Broad trends
      • Australian Government funding
      • State and territory governments
      • Non-government funding
    • 4 Health expenditure and funding, by area of health expenditure
      • Recurrent expenditure
      • Capital expenditure
      • Medical expenses tax rebate
    • 5 International comparisons
      • Health expenditure in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries
      • Health expenditure in the Asia-Pacific region
      • Australian health expenditure using the OECD System of Health Accounts framework
    • 6 Data quality statement
    • 7 Technical notes
      • Definition of health expenditure
      • Data and methods used to produce estimates
  • End matter
    • Appendix tables
      • Appendix A: National health expenditure matrices, 2008-09 to 2010-11
      • Appendix B: State and territory health expenditure matrices, 2008-09 to 2010-11
      • Appendix C: Price indexes and deflation
      • Appendix D: Population
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Health expenditure Australia 2010-11. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 47. Cat. no. HWE 56. Canberra: AIHW.