Spending trends by source

During 2021–22, total health spending was $241.3 billion. Of this, more than two-thirds (72.9% or $176.0 billion) was government funded (43.9% by the Australian Government and 29.1% from state and territory governments). The remaining 27.1% ($65.3 billion) was funded by non‑government sources (Figure 8).  

Figure 8: Proportion of total health spending by source of funds, current prices, 2011–12 to 2021–22

The line graph shows that the proportions of total health spending by source of funds remained relatively stable between 2011–12 and 2021–22The Australian Government and state and territory governments funded majority of total health spending in 2021–22, with each source funding 43.9 per cent and 29.1 per cent respectively. Non-government sources made up the rest with individuals, health insurance providers and other non-government sources funding 13.9 per cent, 7.3 per cent and 5.9 per cent respectively in 2021–22. 

Note: Other non-government refers to spending on health goods and services by injury compensation insurers and other sources of private income.

Source: AIHW Health Expenditure Database (Table 10).