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released: 28 Mar 2013 author: AIHW media release

In 2010-11, health expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was estimated at $4.6 billion, or 3.7% of Australia's total recurrent health expenditure. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population comprised 2.5% of the Australian population at this time. Expenditure equated to $7,995 per Indigenous person, which was 1.47 times greater than the $5,437 spent per non-Indigenous Australian in the same year. Governments funded 91.4% of health expenditure for Indigenous people, compared with 68.1% for non-Indigenous people.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-415-9; Cat. no. HWE 57; 60pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminarymaterial
    • Title andversopages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Bodysection
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Data sources and methods
      • 1.2 Funding of health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • 1.3 Impact of location on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health expenditure
      • 1.4 Structure of this report
      • 1.5 Changes to the estimates
      • 1.6 Productivity Commission estimates
    • 2 Health expenditure
      • 2.1 Total health expenditure
      • 2.2 Australian Government health expenditure
      • 2.3 State and territory governments health expenditure
      • 2.4 Non-government health expenditure
      • 2.5 Expenditure by government and non-government sectors
      • 2.6 Comparison to Productivity Commission estimates
    • 3 Health funding
      • 3.1 Total health funding
      • 3.2 Australian Government health funding
      • 3.3 State and territory government health funding
      • 3.4 Non-government health funding
    • 4 Expenditure on primary and secondary/tertiary health services
    • 5 Changes over time 2001–02 to 2010–11
      • 5.1 Change 2001–02 to 2010–11
      • 5.2 Change 2008–09 to 2010–11
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Definitions, data quality and methods
      • A1.1 Health expenditure definition and concepts
      • A1.2 Health expenditure data sources
      • A1.3 Data and methods used to estimate in estimates on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • A1.4 Primary and secondary/tertiary expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • A1.5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
      • A1.6 Deflation and constant price expenditure
      • A1.7 Productivity Commission Indigenous Expenditure Report (IER) Glossary
    • References
    • List oftables
    • List offigures
    • List ofboxes
    • Relatedpublications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010-11. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 48. Cat. no. HWE 57. Canberra: AIHW.