The AIHW is an independent Australian Government agency with more than 30 years of experience working with health and welfare data.

Our role is to provide meaningful information and statistics for the benefit of the Australian people by:

  • collecting and managing data on health and welfare issues, including from state, territory and federal government agencies
  • analysing and turning data into useful information and reports to support better policy and service delivery decisions
  • making data available to state, territory and federal government agencies, universities, research centres, and non-government organisations.

View our Strategic directions 2017–2021 and our Corporate plan - which sets out the key priorities and activities we will pursue to achieve these strategic goals.

Data access

Controlled access to Australia's most comprehensive collection of health and welfare data

Data services

Full range of data services from requests and access, through to analysis and linkage

150 datasets

Covers fields as diverse as housing assistance, homelessness, perinatal health, disability, cancer, hospitals and hospital activity, alcohol and other drugs and mortality