Includes national and Indigenous burden of disease estimates for 2003 and 2011. This includes Years of life lost (YLL), Years lived with disability (YLD) and Disability-adjusted life years (DALY) for around 200 diseases included in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011. Subnational estimates (state/territory, remoteness and socioeconomic group) are available for 2011. National and Indigenous estimates of attributable burden due to the selected risk factors included in the study are available for 2003 and 2011.  

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2011

Geographical coverage

National and state

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form
  • Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • Unit records are not available

Data scope

The Australian Burden of Disease Database was established as part of the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 to set up the relevant infrastructure to enable efficient and timely ongoing updates by the AIHW as required. It includes national and Indigenous-specific estimates of disease burden and risk factor attribution for 2003 and 2011. Subnational estimates of disease burden are available for state/territory, remoteness and socioeconomic group for 2011. Data are available by 5 year age group and sex.


Calculated estimates using burden of disease methodology

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: methods and supplementary material

External links and information 

AIHW burden of disease