Spending by remoteness
In 2015–16, expenditure per person for Indigenous Australians for selected health services was highest in Remote and Very Remote areas ($9,005 per person), followed by Inner regional and Outer regional areas ($4,503 per person) and lowest for Major cities ($3,976 per person)
The interactive figure shows health expenditure across remoteness areas for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in 2015–16.
Viz 4. Health expenditure per person on selected health services (a), Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, by remoteness area of patient’s residence, current prices, 2015–16 ($)
The bar chart shows that health expenditure per person on selected health services for Indigenous Australians in 2015–16 in Remote/Very Remote areas ($9,005) was higher than who living in Major cities ($3,976) and Inner and Outer regions ($4,503). Health expenditure for Indigenous Australians in Remote and Very Remote areas was nearly 2 times non-Indigenous people in 2015–16 ($9,005 compared to $4,808).