For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please visit the Department of Health website. Learn more about how the AIHW is assisting the COVID-19 response and how our other work is affected. Our Covid-19 related resources page includes a list of some existing resources which may be useful when researching issues related to COVID-19.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) staff are assisting other Government agencies, including the Department of Health, to monitor the COVID–19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Learn more about how the AIHW is assisting the COVID-19 response and how our other work is affected.
Future AIHW reporting will incorporate information about the impact of COVID-19 on health and welfare issues relevant to Australians.
In the meantime, below is a list of some existing resources, which may be useful when researching issues related to COVID-19.
Older people are more susceptible to getting sick with COVID-19. Explore information about people using aged care and the interface between aged care and the health system.
Interfaces between the aged care and health systems
People using aged care
People’s needs in aged care
Pre-pandemic information on employment trends and aspects of employment and unemployment. For the most current labour force data, visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.
The experience of employment
National and local information about Australia’s health and health systems before the pandemic began, including hospital emergency department and elective surgery waiting times.
Chronic respiratory conditions
Deaths in Australia
Emergency department care
My Local Area (individual hospital data)
Potentially preventable hospitalisations (includes influenza and pneumonia)
Australians who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, are among the most vulnerable people in our community. Explore pre-pandemic information on homelessness and homeless services, housing affordability and housing assistance.
Homelessness and homelessness services
Information on government support payments to Australians before the pandemic commenced.
Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment
Family assistance payments
Income support over the past 30 years
Income support payments for older people
Unemployment and parenting income support payments
Medical authorities have advised Australians to be vaccinated against influenza to reduce the risk of having the flu and COVID-19 at the same time . Explore information on influenza in Australia and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Fact sheet: Influenza in Australia (PDF 247KB)
Fact sheet: Vaccine preventable disease in Australia (PDF 246 KB)
Background and statistics about social and welfare issues which are currently being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Child protection in Australia
Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia
Social isolation and loneliness
Supporting people with disability
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