Disease burden was estimated by remoteness areas for 2011, 2015 and 2018.
Remoteness is divided into Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional and Remote and very remote defined by an area’s relative access to services.
The key results include estimates of excess burden. Excess burden refers to the reduction in disease burden that would occur if all areas experienced the same rate of burden experienced in Major cities. In the data visualisation the key results show the excess burden if Remote and very remote areas experienced the same rate of burden experienced in Major cities (shown in the grey box on the right).
The table showing age-standardised rates compares the remoteness areas with the national average (Australia) and colours the cells if lower (blue) or higher (yellow, orange or red).
Use the interactive graphs to explore the number and rate of disease burden (DALY, YLD or YLL) across remoteness areas for disease groups in 2011, 2015 or 2018 by sex.
See Chapter 8 in the Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2018 report for more information on burden by remoteness area.