Regular reporting of national health expenditure is vital to understanding the health system and its relationship to the economy as a whole.

  • Total health spending was $220.9 billion, equating to $8,617 per person.
  • Health spending increased by 7.1% in real terms, which was higher than the average growth rate of the decade (3.4% per year).
  • Government health spending increased by 7.3% while non-government spending rebounded from low growth in the previous year to increase by 6.4% in 2020–21.
  • Cat. no: HWE 89