Australia's health 2016 is the AIHW’s 15th biennial report on the health of Australians. It examines a wide range of contemporary topics in a series of analytical feature articles and short statistical snapshots. The report also summarises the performance of the health system against an agreed set of indicators.

Findings from this report:
  • Cancer was the biggest overall killer in 2013 with 44,100 deaths, followed by cardiovascular disease (43,600)

  • Fewer people are smoking every day. In 1991, 24% of people aged 14 and over smoked compared with 13% in 2013

  • 60% of people have never smoked and 22% have never drunk alcohol

  • 85% of Australians aged 15 and over self-rated their health as ‘good’ or better in 2014–15