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.
In the broadest sense, welfare refers to the wellbeing of individuals, families and the community. Many interrelated factors affect wellbeing—including housing, education, employment, health and safety. Wellbeing can be bolstered by support from family and friends or though formal services and assistance. The AIHW has compiled Australia’s welfare—a biennial national report card on the welfare of Australians and the role of welfare services and supports—since 1993.
More reports and statistics on Australia's welfare can be found under Health & welfare services .
Key facts on housing, education, employment, government payments, social support, and justice and safety.
The latest trends in wellbeing and welfare system performance.
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