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released: 24 Sep 2015 author: AIHW media release

Total expenditure on health was estimated at $154.6 billion in 2013–14, up by 3.1% on 2012–13 in real terms. Growth in expenditure per person was $6,639, which was $94 more in real terms than in 2012–13. Despite this relatively slow growth, total expenditure was 9.8% of GDP in 2013–14, up from 9.7% in 2012–13. Governments provided $104.8 billion (or 67.8%) of total health expenditure, which represented about 25% of taxation revenue (unchanged from 2012–13). The non-government sector share of total expenditure increased from 30.0% in 2011–12 to 32.2% in 2013–14, despite generally falling throughout the decade. Funding by individuals was the fastest growing area of non-government sector expenditure over the decade.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-812-6; Cat. no. HWE 63; 141pp.; $21

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title & verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Continued slow growth
      • Government expenditure
      • Non-government expenditure
  • Body content
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 What is health expenditure?
      • 1.2 The structure of the health sector and its flow of funds
      • 1.3 Structure of this report
      • 1.4 Changes to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates
      • 1.5 Revisions to Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates
    • 2 Health expenditure
      • 2.1 Total health expenditure
      • 2.2 Health expenditure and the GDP
      • 2.3 Government health expenditure and tax revenue
      • 2.4 Health expenditure per person
      • 2.5 Recurrent health expenditure
      • 2.6 International comparisons
    • 3 Funding of health expenditure
      • 3.1 Broad trends
      • 3.2 Funding of capital expenditure
      • 3.3 Australian Government funding
      • 3.4 State and territory and local governments
      • 3.5 Non-government funding
      • 3.6 Individuals
    • 4 Data quality statement
    • 5 Technical notes
      • 5.1 Definition of health expenditure
      • 5.2 Data and methods used to produce estimates
      • 5.3 Non-government
      • 5.4 Blank cells in expenditure tables
  • End matter
    • Appendix tables
      • Appendix A: National health expenditure matrixes
      • Appendix B: State and territory health expenditure matrixes, 2011-12 to 2013-14
      • Appendix C: Price indexes and deflation
      • Appendix D: Population
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

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AIHW 2015. Health expenditure Australia 2013–14. Cat. no. HWE 63. Canberra: AIHW.

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