This web report is part of Australian Centre for Monitoring Population Health
Chronic kidney disease: Australian facts provides key information for monitoring chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Australian population, focussing on CKD risk factors, treatment and impact. Incidence, prevalence, hospitalisation and mortality are described with additional analysis of priority population groups.
- Cat. no: CDK 20
2 million hospitalisations recorded CKD as a diagnosis in 2020–21 – 17% of all hospitalisations in Australia
In 2021, 28,500 people with kidney failure received kidney replacement therapy (KRT) in Australia
In 2021, 15,200 people with kidney failure received dialysis and 857 kidney transplant operations were performed
Chronic kidney disease contributed to around 20,000 deaths in 2021 – 12% of all deaths in Australia