About Australia's health

Australia’s health 2024 is the AIHW’s 19th biennial health report. It is a mix of short statistical summaries and long-form articles exploring topical health issues. Australia’s health also serves as a ‘report card’ on the health of Australians by looking at how we are faring as a nation.

Australia’s health 2024 consists of 3 products:

  • Australia’s health 2024: in brief
    This report provides a summary of the state of health in Australia today.

  • Australia’s health 2024: data insights
    This report is a collection of 11 in-depth web articles on selected health topics, with a focus on the importance of a strong evidence base for supporting the health of Australians.

  • Australia’s health: topic summaries
    This is a collection of over 60 web pages that present key information and statistics on the health of Australians, the health system, and factors that can influence our health (some are updated when new data are available).

Health data

High quality information in many areas of health enables us to better understand and improve health, heath behaviours, health care and outcomes and is useful for policy formulation, implementation and service delivery, and evaluation.

The AIHW manages a number of national health information assets, and works with state and territory governments, the ABS, other independent bodies and the non-government sector, to ensure the data included in Australia’s health are comprehensive, accurate and informative. Despite recent improvements and enhancements, gaps exist where there are no national data currently available or where data collected are not comprehensive.

The AIHW’s flagship reports, Australia’s health and Australia’s welfare, are highly regarded sources of authoritative and accessible information.