Overview

Men and women have distinct health and welfare needs and concerns related to their gender and biological sex. This is illustrated by different rates of injury, illness and mortality; different attitudes towards health and other risks; the way each group uses health services; and differences in their health outcomes and wellbeing.

More reports and statistics on women can be found under Mothers & babies.

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Latest findings

1 in 2 men were sufficiently physically active in 2017–18

The leading cause of death for males in 2017 was coronary heart disease

Fewer than 1 in 30 men ate the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables in 2017–18

The leading cause of death for females in 2017 was Dementia and Alzheimer disease.

Almost half of Australian females (49%) had 1 or more of the 10 selected chronic conditions in 2017–18.

3 in 5 women were overweight or obese in 2017–18.

Highlights