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Australia's welfare 2017 

Australia’s welfare 2017 is the 13th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This comprehensive report provides an authoritative overview of the wellbeing of Australians, examining a wide range of relevant topics.

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Australia's welfare 2015—in brief 

Australia’s welfare 2015—in brief presents highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 12th biennial report on the nation’s welfare.

Australia's welfare 2015 

Australia's welfare 2015 is the AIHW’s 12th biennial report on the wellbeing of Australians. It examines a wide range of contemporary topics in a series of analytical feature articles and short statistical snapshots. The report also summaries the performance of the welfare system against a provisional set of indicators.

Australia's welfare 2013 

Australia's welfare 2013 is the 11th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This comprehensive and authoritative report provides an overview of the wellbeing of Australians across domains of healthy living, autonomy and participation, and social cohesion. It includes information on: - population factors underpinning the demand for welfare services - particular needs and assistance provided to key groups - the resourcing of welfare services in Australia. The report is accompanied by a companion mini publication, Australia's welfare 2013 in brief.

Australia's welfare 2013: in brief 

Australia's welfare 2013: in brief presents selected highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 11th biennial report on welfare services in Australia. 

Australia's welfare 2011: in brief 

Australia's welfare 2011: in brief presents selected highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 10th biennial report on welfare services in Australia.

Australia's welfare 2011 

Australia's welfare 2011 is the tenth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia. 

Australia's welfare 2009 

Australia's welfare 2009 is the ninth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia. Topics include children, youth and families; ageing and aged care; disability and disability services; carers and informal care; housing and housing assistance; and homelessness.

Australia's welfare 2007 

Australia's welfare 2007 is the eighth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia. Topics include children, youth and families; ageing and aged care; disability and disability services; housing for health and welfare; dynamics of homelessness; welfare services resources; and indicators of Australia's welfare.

Australia's welfare 2005 

Australia's welfare is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia. Topics include indicators of the welfare of Australia's population, ageing and aged care services, disability and disability services, assistance for housing, services for people experiencing homelessness, and welfare services expenditure and labour force. It also features an extended chapter on children, youth and families.

Indicators of Australia's welfare: development and discussion 

Current until 25 March 2005. This working paper presents the background research on which Chapter 2 in Australia's Welfare 2003 was based. It contains the material presented in Chapter 2 and, in addition, provides more detailed information on the development of the conceptual framework and indicators, and includes some additional indicators and data.

Australia's welfare 2003 

Australia's Welfare is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia. Topics include welfare services expenditure, the welfare services labour force, children's and family services, child protection, housing assistance, services for homeless people, ageing and aged care services and disability services. Australia's Welfare 2003 also features special chapters on informal care and indicators of the welfare of Australia's population.

Australia's welfare 2001 

Australia's Welfare is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia. Topics include welfare services expenditure, children's and family services, child protection, housing assistance, crisis accommodation and support services, aged care services and disability services. Australia's welfare 2001 features special chapters on the trend away from institutional care towards community-based care and on the measurement of welfare in contemporary Australia.

Australia's welfare 1999: services and assistance 

The 1999 edition of Australia's Welfare is the fourth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It provides a comprehensive report on the provision of community services in Australia. It covers the need for services, their use, cost and the outcomes of service provision.

Australia's welfare 1997: services and assistance 

The 1997 edition of Australia's Welfare describes the provision of welfare services in Australia and contains comprehensive information about: welfare expenditure, children's and family services, child protection, housing assistance, crisis accommodation and support services, aged care services and disability services. It also features a special chapter on families and welfare services.

Australia's welfare 1995: services and assistance 

The Institute's second biennial report to Parliament on Australia's welfare services, and the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia-housing assistance, children's services, aged care services and disability services. The report provides details on the need for services; patterns of service use; client characteristics; costs and expenditure; and affordability, accessibility and appropriateness of services. Overall patterns of welfare expenditure and future directions in the development of national welfare statistics discussed. The essential reference on welfare statistics in Australia.

Australia's welfare 1993: services and assistance 

The first biennial report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Australia's welfare services and assistance. This report is the first major attempt to describe the provision of welfare services in Australia and contains information on four main welfare service areas: housing assistance; children's services; aged care services; and disability services. The text is backed by 27 charts, 134 tables and 10 special information boxes. A comprehensive index and extensive reference lists are also included.

Towards a framework for statistics on welfare services and assistance 

Describes a broad conceptual framework for organising statistical information of welfare services and assistance. This paper also forms part of the Institute's collaboration with the ABS in the development of a broader framework for statistics on wellbeing. Current until 1 August 1994.