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Australia’s health 2016—in brief presents highlights from the AIHW’s 15th biennial report on the nation’s health, Australia’s health 2016.
63% of adults are overweight or obese
85% of Australians aged 15 and over describe their health as ‘good’ or better
301,000 nurses and midwives were employed in 2014
381,000 visits are made to a GP on an average day in Australia—and 79,000 visits to a specialist
Australia's health 2016—in brief is a companion report to Australia's health 2016.
This mini report presents some of the key statistics from the main report. It begins with two infographics that illustrate what Australia would look like if it had a population of just 100 people.
'Australia as 100 people' and 'Australia's health as 100 people' present key demographic and health statistics— in some cases, the '100 people' concept represents '100 families' or '100 households'.
The data for these infographics refer to various years and have been obtained from a range of sources. Full details of all sources for these infographics and the In brief can be found in the online supplementary tables.
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