Comparing health and health care data between countries facilitates international comparative reporting, supports policy planning and decision-making, and enables health-related research and analysis.

The interactive data visualisations across these web pages allow you to compare the most recent data from 37 Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) member countries across a range of health and health care indicators, with a focus on Australia’s international performance.

  • Cat. no: PHE 237
Findings from this report:
  • Australians waited a median 61 days from specialist assessment to treatment by hysterectomy—above OECD average (52 days)

  • Australia had the second highest rate of obese men across OECD countries (32%), behind the United States (38%)

  • Australia’s life expectancy at birth was 82.8 years—above the OECD average of 80.7 & 7th highest among OECD countries

  • Consumption of alcohol was higher in Australia (9.5 litres per person aged 15+) than the OECD average (8.8)