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.

COVID-19 linked data

The data linkage project will combine COVID-19 case data with a range of other data sets, including hospitals and deaths data.

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Latest findings

COVID-19 death rates were 2.5 times as high for people born overseas as those born in Australia

Use of mental health services increased during the pandemic, particularly for younger people

Jun to Sep quarters 2021, GP consults up 9% (suitability for COVID vaccine +194%, microbiology tests on referral +72%)

The pandemic had minimal impact on total script volumes, with a 2% growth in the year ending Sep 2021 compared to 2020

There were 8,400 disability-adjusted life years lost in 2020 from COVID-19, 97% of which was fatal burden

The initial impacts of the pandemic increased levels of psychological distress, particularly for young people

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.