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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) staff are assisting other Government agencies, including the Department of Health, to monitor the COVID–19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Learn more about how the AIHW is assisting the COVID-19 response and how our other work is affected.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is releasing data and analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and welfare issues relevant to Australians.
Cancer screening and COVID-19 in Australia includes a Behind the data podcast: Cancer screening and COVID-19 in Australia with Richard Juckes (Group head, Health) and Fan Xiang (Unit head, Screening Analysis & Monitoring) at the AIHW
Impact of COVID-19 on alcohol and other drug use
Specialist homelessness services; monthly data
Australia's health 2020: Data insights - Four months in: what we know about the new coronavirus disease in Australia
The use of mental health services, psychological distress, loneliness, suicide, ambulance attendances and COVID-19
These resources from before the COVID-19 pandemic may be useful when researching health and welfare issues.
Older people are more susceptible to getting sick with COVID-19. Explore pre-pandemic information about people using aged care and the interface between aged care and the health system.
Interfaces between the aged care and health systems
People using aged care
People’s needs in aged care
Information on employment trends and aspects of employment and unemployment. For the most current labour force data, visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.
The experience of employment
National and local information about Australia’s health and health systems before the pandemic began, including hospital emergency department and elective surgery waiting times.
Australia's health performance framework
Australia's health 2020
Australia's health 2020: data insights, Chapter 2: Four months in: what we know about the new coronavirus disease in Australia
Chronic respiratory conditions
Deaths in Australia
Emergency department care
My Local Area (individual hospital data)
Potentially preventable hospitalisations (includes influenza and pneumonia)
Australians who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, are among the most vulnerable people in our community. Explore pre-pandemic information on homelessness and homeless services, housing affordability and housing assistance.
Homelessness and homelessness services
Information on government support payments to Australians before the pandemic commenced.
Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment
Family assistance payments
Income support over the past 30 years
Income support payments for older people
Unemployment and parenting income support payments
Medical authorities have advised Australians to be vaccinated against influenza to reduce the risk of having the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Explore information on influenza in Australia and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Fact sheet: Influenza in Australia (PDF 247KB)
Fact sheet: Vaccine preventable disease in Australia (PDF 246 KB)
Pre-pandemic background and statistics about social and welfare issues which are currently being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Child protection in Australia
Education and skills
Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia
Social isolation and loneliness
Supporting people with disability
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