Reports

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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.

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 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 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. 

National Community Services Data Dictionary, version 7, 2012 

The National Community Services Data Dictionary (NCSDD) provides national standards for the broader community services sector. This latest version reflects changes to data standards between July 2010 and June 2012. Five data set specifications, 78 data elements, four classifications and five glossary items have been added to the dictionary. Two national minimum data sets, two data element clusters, 58 data elements and four classifications have been superseded, and six national minimum data sets retired since the previous version of the NCSDD was published.

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.

National Classifications of Community Services Version 2 

The classifications of community services contained in this publication have the potential to improve the quality of Australian community service data and to contribute to policy development and planning within Australia. National Classifications of Community Services Version 2 contains two separate classifications that provide a basis for consistent classification of community services in Australia. These two classifications may be used to classify activities and service delivery settings, or they may be used in conjunction to provide a more detailed composite description of activities and how they are delivered. National Classifications of Community Services Version 2 and its complementary publication, the National Community Services Data Dictionary, will be of interest to program administrators, policy analysts, planners and service providers.

The need for and provision of human services in the ACT 

This report draws together the most current data accessible by the AIHW on the need for and provision of human services in the ACT in the areas of aged care, disability, housing, homelessness, alcohol and other drugs, and mental health. Taking a wide view across these human service areas, the report is an authoritative source of information on potential need for assistance, service use and expenditure in the ACT. Placing this information in the broader context of human services across Australia, this report provides a strong information basis for planners and provides of services for people in need of assistance in the ACT.

Health information development priorities 

Following the initial National Health Information Development Plan in 1995, national health information in Australia has developed considerable momentum. As the quality, reliability and timeliness of the information have improved so have the utility and the use of the information. There are now a number of national health information systems and data collections that are widely used for analysis and comparison at all levels of the health care system. The first part of this document is background that describes national health information, its functions and key elements, assesses progress under the 1995 Plan, and notes recent developments and issues relating to new priorities. The second part presents the new priorities and the plan for their implementation.

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.

Trends in the affordability of child care services 

Current until 1 May 2002. This working paper examines changes in affordability over time for different types of families at different income levels using long day care services.

This publication is out of print and is listed on the website for reference only. Contact AIHW if you require access to this publication.

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.