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released: 19 Jan 2007 media release

Expenditure on public health activities aims to prevent illness and enhance the present and future wellbeing and quality of life of a nation's population and such investments minimise future health costs.This publication is the fifth in a series that reports expenditure on public health activities by governments in Australia. It provides detailed estimates of recurrent expenditure for financial year 2004-05 along with selected time series data back to 1999-00. The report summarises estimates of funding and recurrent expenditure from key health departments and agencies of the Australian Government and each State and Territory Government by nine public health activity categories.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978 1 74024 632 3; Cat. no. HWE 36; 161pp.; OUT OF PRINT

  • Publication

National public health expenditure Report 2004-05

Health and welfare expenditure series no. 29


Full publication


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (170K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Executive summary
  • Sections
    1. Expenditure on public health activities in Australia (198K PDF)
      1. Background
      2. Structure of report
      3. Introduction
      4. Government funding of public health activities
      5. Government expenditure on public health activities
      6. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
    2. Australian Government Health and Ageing portfolio
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of results
      3. Funding of public health activities
      4. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
      5. Expenditure on 'Public health-related activities'
    3. Expenditure by the New South Wales Department of Health (159K PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of results
      3. Expenditure on public health activities
      4. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
      5. Expenditure on 'Public health-related activities'
    4. Expenditure by the Victorian Department of Human Services
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of results
      3. Expenditure on public health activities
      4. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
      5. Expenditure on 'Public health-related activities'
    5. Expenditure by Queensland Health
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of results
      3. Expenditure on public health activities
      4. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
      5. Expenditure on 'Public health-related activities'
    6. Expenditure by Western Australian health authorities (128K PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of results
      3. Expenditure on public health activities
      4. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
      5. Expenditure on 'Public health-related activities'
    7. Expenditure by the South Australian Department of Health
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of results
      3. Expenditure on public health activities
      4. Revisions to previously published estimates for 1999-00 to 2003-04
      5. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
      6. Expenditure on 'Public health-related activities'
    8. Expenditure by the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services (128K PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of results
      3. Expenditure on public health activities
      4. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
      5. Expenditure on 'Public health-related activities'
    9. Expenditure by Australian Capital Territory health authorities
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of results
      3. Expenditure on public health activities
      4. Revision to previously published estimates for 2003-04
      5. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
    10. Expenditure by the Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services (125K PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Overview of results
      3. Expenditure on public health activities
      4. Growth in expenditure on public health activities
      5. Expenditure on 'Public health-related activities'
    11. Technical notes
      1. Deflators
      2. Jurisdictions' technical notes
  • End matter (125K PDF)
    • Appendix A: National public health expenditure time series data
    • Appendix B: Definition of public health activities
    • Glossary
    • References
    • Abbreviations and symbols
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2007. National public health expenditure report 2004-05. Cat. no. HWE 36. Canberra: AIHW.

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