Socioeconomic groups

Disease burden was estimated by socioeconomic group for 2011 and 2015.

In Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015, socioeconomic groups are based on the index of relative socioeconomic disadvantage defined by the area in which a person lives. The index is determined by factors such as household income, employment and education level. Socioeconomic areas are grouped where group 1 represents the 20% of the population with the lowest (most disadvantaged) socioeconomic characteristics and group 5, the 20% of the population with the highest (most advantaged) socioeconomic characteristics.

Use the interactive graphs to explore the number and rate of disease burden (DALY, YLD or YLL) across socioeconomic groups for disease groups in 2011 or 2015 by sex.

Data visualisations displaying estimates of disease burden by socioeconomic group due to risk factors are available in the interactive web report: Interactive data on risk factor burden.