Disease burden was estimated by socioeconomic group for 2011, 2015 and 2018.
In Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018, 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, 2015 or 2018 by sex.
The table showing age-standardised rates compares the socioeconomic group with the national average (Australia) and colours the cells if lower (blue) or higher (yellow, orange or red).
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.
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 socioeconomic group.
This interactive data visualisation compares burden of disease in Australia by socioeconomic group. There are 3 sections which can be customised to report data according to type of burden, year, sex and disease group. The first section has two sentences. The first sentence reports how many times higher the rate was in the lowest socioeconomic group compared to the highest socioeconomic group for the selected type of burden, year, sex and disease group. The second sentence reports what proportion of burden could have been avoided if the lowest socioeconomic group had the same rate of burden as the highest socioeconomic group for the selected type of burden, year, sex and disease group. The second section is a column chart which reports the age-standardised rate of burden (per 1,000 population) for each socioeconomic group and of the whole of Australia for the selected type of burden, year, sex and disease group. The third section is a table which reports the age-standardised rates of burden (per 1,000 population) of each socioeconomic group and of the whole of Australia for each of the specific diseases within the disease group selected and according to the type of burden, year and sex selected. Cells of the table are shaded to indicate whether the rate is equal or lower than the national average or the degree to which the rate is higher than the national average.
Please use the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the dashboard to generate image or PDF versions of the data.