Since its establishment with funding from the Australian Government in 1999, the Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) has been committed to providing information on a broad range of health and other determinants across the lifespan.

Located at Torrens University Australia since November 2015, our emphasis continues to be on the publication of small area statistics:

  • for monitoring inequality in health and wellbeing, and
  • for supporting opportunities to improve population health outcomes.

Since 2008, PHIDU has offered free online access to a comprehensive range of current (and some historical) data* at national, jurisdictional, regional and small area levels for Australia. Socioeconomic and geographical variations in health are highlighted in interactive atlases and graphs, and supported by data tables and metadata. Where available, data are analysed by age, sex and Indigenous status.

This web-based source of data on health and its determinants is unique in Australia, and has been acknowledged internationally by agencies such as the World Health Organization.

We invite you to explore these data and use them freely in your research, study, planning, teaching, policy-making, communications and conversation.

We hope this website becomes Your interactive pathway into the world of data on health and its determinants in Australia.


PHIDU content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia licence (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 AU) and these data can only be used for non-commercial purposes. PHIDU must be attributed according to the attribution policy under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 AU license. For further copyright information, refer to the licensing and attribution of PHIDU content section of the website.