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
Total health expenditure was $241.3 billion, equating to $9,365 per person or 10.5% of total economic activity
The ratio of government health spending to government expenses increased by 1.8 percentage points compared to 2020–21
In 2021–22, spending on hospitals was $96.0 billion, a real increase of 4.6% compared with the previous year
In 2021–22, spending on primary health care was $84.1 billion, a real increase of 10.9% compared with 2020–21