Latest reports

Dementia in Australia 

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Dementia is a significant and growing health and aged care issue in Australia that has a substantial impact on the health and quality of life of people with the condition, as well as for their family and friends. This online report provides a comprehensive picture of dementia in Australia, including the latest statistics on dementia prevalence, burden of disease, deaths, expenditure, as well as the use of health and aged care services among people with dementia and information on carers of people with dementia.

National Dementia Data Improvement Plan 2023–2033 

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This National Dementia Data Improvement Plan 2023–2033 (the ‘plan’) outlines activities to improve national dementia data over the next 10 years to monitor dementia and provide an evidence base for effective policy development, service provision and planning.


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Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that can be painful, affect fertility and lead to reduced participation in school, work and social activities. Around 1 in 7 women born in 1973–78 were diagnosed with endometriosis by age 44–49.

This report brings together the latest data to highlight the impact of endometriosis in Australia. It includes information on prevalence, hospitalisations, emergency department presentations, burden of disease and health system expenditure.

Burden of avoidable deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2018 

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Avoidable fatal burden is the burden due to deaths that are considered potentially avoidable given timely and effective health care. In 2018, almost two-thirds (64%) of the fatal burden among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (First Nations) people was classified as avoidable.

This report presents estimates of avoidable fatal burden among First Nations people at the national and Indigenous Region level.

Demonstrating the utility of the COVID-19 Register 

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This report demonstrates the utility of the newly established cross-jurisdictional COVID-19 Register. It explores potential analyses which could be conducted on the data using a subset of linked cases. This includes exploring demographic patterns, health outcomes following COVID‑19 and health system use before and after a COVID‑19 diagnosis. It is a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance.

Health of children 

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Childhood is an important time for healthy development, learning, and establishing the foundations for future wellbeing. This page focuses on key health issues that children face.

Health of young people 

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Youth is a key transition period in a person’s life. The foundations for future health and wellbeing are also laid down at this time. This page focuses on key health issues that adolescents and young adults face.

Rural and remote health 

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Around 7 million people live in rural and remote areas, which encompass many diverse locations and communities. These Australians face unique challenges due to their geographic location and often have poorer health outcomes than people living in metropolitan areas.

Cancer data in Australia 

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This report provides cancer statistics and data visualisations to inform understandings of cancer in Australia and how rates have been changing over time. The report includes statistics on cancer prevalence, survival, incidence, mortality and risk for many different cancers.

Strengthening national COPD monitoring using linked health services data 

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For the first time, the National Integrated Health Services Information Analysis Asset (NIHSI AA) is used to estimate the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among health service users aged 35 and over. In this report, people with COPD are identified through emergency department and hospital diagnoses as well as COPD-specific prescription dispensing. People with diagnosed COPD accessing these health services are an important group for population monitoring to inform future health service planning.