Regular reporting of national health expenditure is vital to understanding the health system and its relationship to the economy as a whole.
- Total health spending was $220.9 billion, equating to $8,617 per person.
- Health spending increased by 7.1% in real terms, which was higher than the average growth rate of the decade (3.4% per year).
- Government health spending increased by 7.3% while non-government spending rebounded from low growth in the previous year to increase by 6.4% in 2020–21.
- Cat. no: HWE 89
Total health expenditure was $220.9 billion, equating to $8,617 per person or 10.7% of total economic activity
The proportion of health spending funded by Individuals continued to decline in 2020–21
The ratio of government health spending to government expenses declined by 0.3 percentage points compared to 2019–20
Primary health care (including public health) spending increased faster than hospital spending during the pandemic