The AIHW reports on a number of health and welfare indictors and measures across a broad range of topics.

The following indicators and measures provide a rich source of data and information at the National, State and Territory and local levels (where data available). 

Key indicators and measures

Health indicators

The latest data on Australia's health and health system performance

Welfare indicators

The latest trends in wellbeing and welfare system performance


Indicator-based reports that focus specifically on Indigenous Australians.

Other AIHW indicators

Children's Headline Indicators (CHI)

The Children’s Headline Indicators are a set of 19 indicators. They are high level, measureable indicators that identify the immediate environments as particularly important to children’s health, development and wellbeing.

Diabetes indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020

These indicators aim to inform the evidence base for assessing progress against the seven high-level goals outlined in Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020. The goals relate to the prevention, early detection, management and care of all forms of diabetes in Australia.

National Core Maternity Indicators (NCMI)

The latest report is an online presentation of the 12 National Core Maternity Indicators currently reported from 2004 to 2016. The indicators provide the most recent data available and assist in the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of patient care.

National framework for protecting Australia's children indicators

This release covers the indicators under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children and the National Standards for Out-of-Home Care. It includes child protection indicators, along with a variety of other measures that focus on whether Australia’s children are safe and well.

National Standards for out-of-home care indicatorsNational Standards for out-of-home care indicators

The National Standards have been designed to drive improvements and deliver consistency in the quality of care so that children in out-of-home care have the same opportunities as their peers to reach their potential in life wherever they live in Australia. The National Standards focus on children and young people under 18 whose care arrangements were ordered through the relevant children's court and parental responsibility for the child was transferred to the Minister/Chief Executive.

National Youth Information Framework (NYIF) indicators

The National Youth Information Framework (NYIF) data visualisations provide the latest available information on how Australia's young people aged 12–24 are faring.