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.

Future AIHW reporting will incorporate information about the impact of COVID-19 on health and welfare issues relevant to Australians.

In the meantime, below is a list of some existing resources, which may be useful when researching issues related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Related resources 

Aged Care

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.

Employment trends

The experience of employment

Health and health systems

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

Elective surgery

Emergency department care

GP Telehealth

Hospital activity

Hospital workforce


My Local Area (individual hospital data)

Potentially preventable hospitalisations (includes influenza and pneumonia)

Housing and homelessness

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

Housing affordability

Housing assistance

Income and finance: government payments

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)

Welfare related information

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

Informal carers

Social isolation and loneliness

Supporting people with disability


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