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.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Medicare Benefits Scheme and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme service use (17 December 2020)
Mental health impact of COVID-19 (17 December 2020)
Impact of COVID-19 on 2019–20 Emergency department activity (17 December 2020)
Impact of COVID-19 on 2019–20 Elective surgery activity (17 December 2020)
Hand hygiene rates for declared public hospitals (17 December 2020)
The impact of COVID-19 on cancer screening in 2020 (17 December 2020)
Impact of COVID-19 on alcohol and other drug use (15 December 2020)
Specialist homelessness services: monthly data (26 November 2020)
Australia's health 2020: data insights - Four months in: what we know about the new coronavirus disease in Australia (23 July 2020)
Tracking progress against the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023 (7 December 2020)
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.
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.
National and local information about Australia’s health and health systems before the pandemic began, including hospital emergency department and elective surgery waiting times.
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.
Information on government support payments to Australians before the pandemic commenced.
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.
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