Burden of disease in Australia
Use the interactive graphs to explore the number or rate of total burden (DALY), non-fatal burden (YLD) and fatal burden (YLL) in Australia by disease group, disease or injury for the most recent year (2022). Results for 2003, 2011, 2015 and 2018 are included for comparison.
For the first time the Study includes estimates of disease burden due to COVID-19, using data available at the time of analysis. This included data on deaths, cases and hospitalisations up until August 2022. Given the dynamic and ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, these estimates may be revised in the future as more data become available. For a discussion of results, refer to the Summary.
Use the drop-down lists at the top of the visualisation to filter the data by measure of disease burden, year, sex, disease group and disease/injury.
Hover over the bars or coloured tiles on the charts for additional information.
The toolbar at the bottom of the visualisation enables users to interact with the data in different ways:
Undo = Undo the latest filter applied.
Redo = Redo the latest filter applied.
Revert = Clears all filters applied and reverts visualisation to default filters.
Refresh = Connects to the underlying data source and updates the visualisation with any changes in the data (not applicable to this visualisation).
Pause = Stops the visualisation from updating each time a filter is changed, enabling multiple filters to be changed at once. Clicking ‘Resume’ will update the visualisation according to the selected filters.
Share = Generates a link that can be shared (note that filters will not be applied when link is shared).
Download = Allows a downloadable file as either an image (PNG), PDF or PowerPoint file. This is a useful way to save a snapshot of the visualisation to include in a document or presentation.
Full screen = Displays the dashboard in full screen mode (press Esc to return to original view).
This interactive data visualisation gives an overview of burden of disease in Australia. There are 3 sections which can be customised to report data according to type of burden, year, sex, disease group and disease. The first section is a sentence which reports the total amount, age-standardised rate (per 1,000 population) and proportion of total burden for the selected type of burden, year, sex, disease group and disease. The second section is a column chart which reports the amount of burden by 5-year age groups for the selected type of burden, year, sex, disease group and disease. A line graph is superimposed on the column chart to show the crude rate of burden (per 1,000 population) by 5-year age groups. The third section is a tree map showing the amount of burden due to each disease and injury for the selected disease group. Each rectangle within the tree map represents a different disease or injury, is shaded according to the disease group it belongs to and is sized proportionately to the amount of burden the disease or injury caused.