New data in this web update provides local-level information for 15 measures of health care use across Australia for 2016−17. Results are presented for the 31 Primary Health Network (PHN) areas and smaller local areas called Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3).

This report was first published on the MyHealthyCommunities website.

  • Cat. no: HPF 30
Findings from this report:
  • Nationally, there were 6.1 GP attendances per person, increasing steadily from 5.4 per person in 2010–11

  • There were 0.49 after-hours GP attendances per person nationally, increasing each year from 0.31 per person in 2010–11

  • Nationally, there were 0.95 specialist attendances per person, steadily increasing from 0.84 per person in 2010–11