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Australia's health performance framework

The Australian Health Performance Framework (AHPF) is a tool for reporting on the health of Australians, the performance of health care in Australia and the Australian health system. The indicators within the framework can be disaggregated and analysed through selected population groups, providing a rich source of information at the National, State and Territory and local levels (where data available).

Determinants of health

Health system

Health status


Latest data updates

August 2020

  • Deaths: Infant and young child mortality rate, Life expectancy, Major cause of death, Mortality due to suicide
  • Effectiveness: Potentially avoidable deaths

July 2020

  • Health behaviours: Children exposed to tobacco smoke in the home

June 2020

  • Health conditions: Incidence of selected cancers
  • Effectiveness: Survival of people diagnosed with cancer

Framework overview

Framework overview (600KB PDF)

This document includes descriptions about the domains, dimensions and where the indicators have been assigned.

Please provide any feedback using the feedback button at the top right-hand side of the web page to let us know what types of information best suit your needs or how the presentation of the indicators might be improved.


This initial set of 45 indicators are presented at a National, State and Territory and local level (where data available). Results for some indicators are disaggregated by population subgroups, such as sex and age groups.

Note: There are currently no indicators under the dimension of appropriateness such as those measuring the patient experience. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is working to develop indicators for this dimension. The AIHW will continue to develop and improve on the performance indicators, data and information that is reported. Seeking input from stakeholders, such as Commonwealth and State/Territory government agencies, clinicians, consumers, the private sector and academics.

Download data

Excel data file for all AHPF indicators (2.7MB XLXS)