Australia's health 2018 is the AIHW’s 16th 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.

Australia’s health 2018: in brief is a companion report to Australia’s health 2018.

  • ISSN: 1032-6138
  • ISBN: 978-1-76054-319-8
  • DOI: 10.25816/5ec1e56f25480
  • Cat. no: AUS 221
  • Pages: 570
Findings from this report:
  • 80.4 years was the life expectancy for a boy born in 2016 and 84.6 years for a girl

  • In 2016, the leading cause of death for males was heart disease, and dementia and Alzheimer disease for females

  • In 2015–16, Australia spent $170 billion on health

  • Half of us have a chronic condition and these conditions are responsible for most deaths