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.