The unique experiences of refugees and humanitarian entrants prior to their arrival in Australia can have a significant impact on their health outcomes. Understanding the health status, health care needs and health service use of humanitarian entrants can provide vital information to inform policies and services for these diverse populations.
This web report presents data on the health outcomes, health service use and causes of death for humanitarian entrants who arrived in Australia from 2000 to 2020.
- Cat. no: PHE 330
In 2021, 7.6% of humanitarian entrants reported having diabetes compared with 4.3% of the rest of the population
Accidental drowning deaths in humanitarian entrants were 2.4 times as high as the rest of the population, in 2007-2020
Almost 9 in 10 humanitarian entrants had a GP attendance in 2021
Antidepressant dispensing in 2021 was 50% higher in female than male humanitarian entrants