• Print

updated: 25 Jun 2014 author: AIHW media release

Australia’s health 2014—in brief presents highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 14th biennial report on the nation’s health.

ISBN 978-1-74249-576-7; Cat. no. AUS 181; 66pp.; $15

printed copy


Note: Australia's health 2014—in brief (AH14 in brief) – price includes packing and postage to anywhere in Australia. For orders of 5, the postage and packing is $11.00 (plus the cost for 5 x AH14 in brief). For orders of 10, the postage and packing is $15.00 (plus the cost for 10 x AH14 in brief). Postage outside Australia will cost extra.

We would value your feedback on this report—complete our survey. Your feedback will help us improve future reports.

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Table of contents
    • More paths to information online
  • Body section
    • Section 1 The good news
      • Living longer
      • Feelin' all right
      • Smoking rates still falling, fewer people drinking
      • Vaccination rates getting better
      • Cancer death rates falling, survival improving
      • Fewer heart attacks and strokes
      • Asthma and COPD death rates improving
      • Injury deaths down
    • Section 2 Could do better
      • Chronic problems for the future
      • Mental disorders
      • Too much weight, not enough exercise
      • Diabetes on the rise
      • Eating well?
      • Some problems with alcohol and drugs
      • Dementia numbers rising
    • Section 3 Life stages
      • Our population is growing and ageing
      • Mothers and babies
      • Childhood (5-14 years)
      • Young people (15-24 years)
      • Working age (25-64 years)
      • Ageing
      • How are we dying?
    • Section 4 Not faring so well
      • Promising signs, but room for improvementin Indigenous health
      • Section 5Behind the scenes
      • How large is the Indigenous health gap?
      • What are the causes of the health gap?
      • Rural and remote areas
      • Socioeconomic disadvantage
      • Health of people with disability
    • Section 5 Behind the scenes
      • Primary health care and prevention
      • Bulk-billing, medical practitioners and insurance
      • Medications
      • Call an ambulance
      • Hospitals
      • More people treated on time in emergency departments
      • Waiting for elective surgery
    • Section 6 What lies ahead?
      • The increasing costs of the health system
      • 'Australia's greatest health challenge'-chronic diseases
      • Information needs for the future

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Australia's health 2014—in brief. Australia's health no. 14. Cat. no. AUS 181. Canberra: AIHW.

Request an alternative format

If you require this publication in an alternative format (e.g. RTF, text) please contact us.