The database includes national and Indigenous burden of disease estimates for 2003 and 2011. This includes years of life lost, years lost due to disability and disability-adjusted life years for around 200 diseases included in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011. Subnational estimates (state and territory, remoteness and socioeconomic group) are available for 2011. National and Indigenous estimates of attributable burden due to the 29 risk factors included in the study are available for 2003 and 2011. 

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2011

Geographical coverage

National and state and territory 

Data availability

  • publications
  • summary tables published in electronic form
  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • unit records are not available

Data scope

Established as part of the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 to set up the relevant infrastructure to enable efficient and timely ongoing updates by the AIHW as required.

Includes national and Indigenous-specific estimates of disease burden and risk factor attribution for 2003 and 2011.

Subnational estimates of disease burden are available for state or territory, remoteness and socioeconomic group for 2011.

Data are available by 5-year age group and sex.

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: methods and supplementary material

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

External links and information 

AIHW burden of disease


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