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 $241.3 billion, equating to $9,365 per person.
  • Health spending increased by 6.0% in real terms, which was higher than the decade average growth of 3.4% per year.
  • Government health spending increased by 9.5% while non-government spending was estimated to decline by 2.4% in 2021–22.
  • Cat. no: HWE 93