This work has been undertaken by the AIHW’s Population Monitoring and COVID-19 Data Unit with reviews and feedback provided by various internal subject-matter experts and sections of the Department of Health and Aged Care. It has been funded by the Department of Health and Aged Care as part of the National Centre for Monitoring Chronic Conditions funding.

Data quality statement

For information on 2021 Census of Population and Housing data quality, see Quality declaration | Australian Bureau of Statistics (