A Social Health Atlas of Australia [Second Edition] - Volumes 1-9

Published: December 1999

The information in this atlas adds to a convincing body of evidence built up over a number of years in Australia on the striking disparities in health that exist between groups in the population. People of low socioeconomic status (those who are relatively socially or economically deprived) experience worse health than those of higher socioeconomic status for almost every major cause of mortality and morbidity. The challenge for policy makers, health practitioners and governments is to find ways to address these health inequities.

Volume 1: Australia

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Contents

Executive summary


1 Introduction

2 Methods


3 Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Age distribution
  • Families
  • Labour force
  • Educational participation and achievement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries
  • Housing
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
4 Income support payments

5 Health status
  • Synthetic predictions of selected health status measures
  • People reporting their health as fair or poor
  • Physical Component Score, SF36
  • Handicap status
  • Deaths by sex and cause
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Total Fertility Rate
6 Utilisation of health services
  • Hospital admissions
  • General medical practitioner (GP services)
  • Immunisation status of one year old children
7 Availability of selected health services
  • Population per GP
  • Hospital beds
  • Residential care places
8 Statistical analysis
9 Summary of findings

Appendix 1
  • Supporting documentation
Bibliography

Index

Volume 2: New South Wales

Atlas extras:     Errata      Data (zip)

Contents

Executive summary


1 Introduction

2 Methods


3 Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Age distribution
  • Families
  • Labour force
  • Educational participation and achievement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries
  • Housing
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
4 Income support payments

5 Health status
  • Synthetic predictions of selected health status measures
  • People reporting their health as fair or poor
  • Physical Component Score, SF36
  • Handicap status
  • Deaths by sex and cause
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Total Fertility Rate
6 Utilisation of health services
  • Hospital admissions
  • General medical practitioner (GP services)
  • Immunisation status of one year old children
7 Availability of selected health services
  • Population per GP
  • Hospital beds
  • Residential care places
8 Statistical analysis
9 Summary of findings

Appendix 1
  • Supporting documentation
Bibliography

Index

Volume 3: Victoria

Atlas extras:     Errata      Data (zip)

Contents

Executive summary


1 Introduction

2 Methods


3 Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Age distribution
  • Families
  • Labour force
  • Educational participation and achievement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries
  • Housing
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
4 Income support payments

5 Health status
  • Synthetic predictions of selected health status measures
  • People reporting their health as fair or poor
  • Physical Component Score, SF36
  • Handicap status
  • Deaths by sex and cause
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Total Fertility Rate
6 Utilisation of health services
  • Hospital admissions
  • General medical practitioner (GP services)
  • Immunisation status of one year old children
7 Availability of selected health services
  • Population per GP
  • Hospital beds
  • Residential care places
8 Statistical analysis
9 Summary of findings

Appendix 1
  • Supporting documentation
Bibliography

Index

Volume 4: Queensland

 Atlas extras:     Errata      Data (zip)

Contents

Executive summary


1 Introduction

2 Methods


3 Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Age distribution
  • Families
  • Labour force
  • Educational participation and achievement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries
  • Housing
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
4 Income support payments

5 Health status
  • Synthetic predictions of selected health status measures
  • People reporting their health as fair or poor
  • Physical Component Score, SF36
  • Handicap status
  • Deaths by sex and cause
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Total Fertility Rate
6 Utilisation of health services
  • Hospital admissions
  • General medical practitioner (GP services)
  • Immunisation status of one year old children
7 Availability of selected health services
  • Population per GP
  • Hospital beds
  • Residential care places
8 Statistical analysis
9 Summary of findings

Appendix 1
  • Supporting documentation
Bibliography

Index

Volume 5: South Australia

Atlas extras:     Errata      Data (zip)

Contents

Executive summary


1 Introduction

2 Methods


3 Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Age distribution
  • Families
  • Labour force
  • Educational participation and achievement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries
  • Housing
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
4 Income support payments

5 Health status
  • Synthetic predictions of selected health status measures
  • People reporting their health as fair or poor
  • Physical Component Score, SF36
  • Handicap status
  • Deaths by sex and cause
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Total Fertility Rate
6 Utilisation of health services
  • Hospital admissions
  • General medical practitioner (GP services)
  • Immunisation status of one year old children
7 Availability of selected health services
  • Population per GP
  • Hospital beds
  • Residential care places
8 Statistical analysis
9 Summary of findings

Appendix 1
  • Supporting documentation
Bibliography

Index

Volume 6: Western Australia

Atlas extras:     Errata      Data (zip)

Contents

Executive summary


1 Introduction

2 Methods


3 Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Age distribution
  • Families
  • Labour force
  • Educational participation and achievement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries
  • Housing
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
4 Income support payments

5 Health status
  • Synthetic predictions of selected health status measures
  • People reporting their health as fair or poor
  • Physical Component Score, SF36
  • Handicap status
  • Deaths by sex and cause
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Total Fertility Rate
6 Utilisation of health services
  • Hospital admissions
  • General medical practitioner (GP services)
  • Immunisation status of one year old children
7 Availability of selected health services
  • Population per GP
  • Hospital beds
  • Residential care places
8 Statistical analysis
9 Summary of findings

Appendix 1
  • Supporting documentation
Bibliography

Index

Volume 7: Tasmania

Atlas extras:     Errata      Data (zip)

Contents

Executive summary


1 Introduction

2 Methods


3 Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Age distribution
  • Families
  • Labour force
  • Educational participation and achievement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries
  • Housing
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
4 Income support payments

5 Health status
  • Synthetic predictions of selected health status measures
  • People reporting their health as fair or poor
  • Physical Component Score, SF36
  • Handicap status
  • Deaths by sex and cause
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Total Fertility Rate
6 Utilisation of health services
  • Hospital admissions
  • General medical practitioner (GP services)
  • Immunisation status of one year old children
7 Availability of selected health services
  • Population per GP
  • Hospital beds
  • Residential care places
8 Statistical analysis
9 Summary of findings

Appendix 1
  • Supporting documentation
Bibliography

Index

Volume 8: Northern Territory

Atlas extras:     Errata      Data (zip)

Contents

Executive summary


1 Introduction

2 Methods


3 Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Age distribution
  • Families
  • Labour force
  • Educational participation and achievement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries
  • Housing
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
4 Income support payments

5 Health status
  • Synthetic predictions of selected health status measures
  • People reporting their health as fair or poor
  • Physical Component Score, SF36
  • Handicap status
  • Deaths by sex and cause
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Total Fertility Rate
6 Utilisation of health services
  • Hospital admissions
  • General medical practitioner (GP services)
  • Immunisation status of one year old children
7 Availability of selected health services
  • Population per GP
  • Hospital beds
  • Residential care places
8 Statistical analysis
9 Summary of findings

Appendix 1
  • Supporting documentation
Bibliography

Index

Volume 9: Australian Capital Territory

Atlas extras:     Errata      Data (zip)

Contents

Executive summary


1 Introduction

2 Methods


3 Demography and socioeconomic status
  • Age distribution
  • Families
  • Labour force
  • Educational participation and achievement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People born in predominantly non-English speaking countries
  • Housing
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
4 Income support payments

5 Health status
  • Synthetic predictions of selected health status measures
  • People reporting their health as fair or poor
  • Physical Component Score, SF36
  • Handicap status
  • Deaths by sex and cause
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Total Fertility Rate
6 Utilisation of health services
  • Hospital admissions
  • General medical practitioner (GP services)
  • Immunisation status of one year old children
7 Availability of selected health services
  • Population per GP
  • Hospital beds
  • Residential care places
8 Statistical analysis
9 Summary of findings

Appendix 1
  • Supporting documentation
Bibliography

Index