The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is releasing data and analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and welfare issues relevant to Australians. We are also monitoring the impact of the pandemic on the Australian health system.
The Australian Government Department of Health collates national data about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and other notifiable communicable diseases. Data is being published daily by 9pm AEST , visit Department of Health website.
Following steady annual average growth of 3.2% between 2014–15 and 2018–19;
A dip of 1.4% in 2019–20;
Presentations to public hospital emergency departments increased by 6.9% in 2020–21.
Learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on emergency department activity
Two in 5 (42%) who had experienced physical violence before the pandemic reported the violence from their partner had increased in frequency or severity during the pandemic.
Learn more: Family, domestic and sexual violence service responses in the time of COVID-19
In the 12 months to June 2021, the number of income support recipients declined from 5.8 million to 5.4 million, reflecting the easing of restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. However, recipient numbers in June 2021 were still 7.
Learn more about the report card on wellbeing of Australians in 2021
Australia's welfare 2021
Cancer screening programs: quarterly data
Cancer screening and COVID-19 in Australia
COVID-19 impact on alcohol and other drug treatment services
COVID-19 and the impact on young people
Dementia mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia
Elective surgery activity
The first year of COVID-19 in Australia: direct and indirect health effects
Health Expenditiute Australia 2019-20
Housing assistance in Australia
Impacts of COVID-19 on Medicare Benefits Scheme and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme: quarterly data
Visit the AIHW's forthcoming releases page for a full list of upcoming releases over the next few months.
We'd love to know any feedback that you have about the AIHW website, its contents or reports.
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