Fact sheets

PHIDU's fact sheet publications are listed below by year of release


Cancer fact sheet

There were over 600,000 cases of cancer (excluding basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) reported in Australia from 2010 to 2014. The socioeconomic distribution of cancer varies greatly by cancer type. However, the impact of cancer through premature mortality follows a strong socioeconomic gradient regardless of type of cancer, as outlined in this factsheet.

- Released: July 2021

Producing time-series estimated resident populations by Indigenous Area for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This factsheet describes the process used to prepare populations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (referred to as Indigenous) people by Indigenous Area (IARE) and age group over the years 2001 to 2016. These populations were used to prepare the rates for Indigenous (and non-Indigenous) deaths published as revised rates in the Closing the Gap Time Series Atlas.

They will also be used as the denominator population for other indicators.

- Released: July 2021

Variation in the rates of potentially preventable hospitalisations are geographically consistent over time across Australian states and territories

Hospitalisations for a condition where an admission to hospital could have potentially been prevented through the provision of an appropriate individualised preventative health intervention and early disease management, usually delivered in primary care and community-based care settings are a burden on the Australian hospital system. We provide a geographic analysis of the variation in rates of these types of hospitalisations seeking to know how consistent they are over time across Australian states and territories as outlined in this fact sheet.

- Released: July 2021


Obesity and overweight: geographical variations

Each increment in a person's body weight above their optimal level is associated with an increase in the risk of ill health. Overweight arises through an energy imbalance over a sustained period of time. While many factors may influence a person's weight, weight gain is essentially due to the energy intake from the diet being greater than the energy expended through physical activity. The energy imbalance need only be minor for weight gain to occur, and some people, due to genetic and biological factors, may be more likely to gain weight than others. Overweight is associated with higher mortality and morbidity, and those who are already overweight have a higher risk of becoming obese. This fact sheet explores the geographical variations of persons whom are obese or overweight.

- Released: February 2020

Median age at death: summary data

In Australia, over the five years 2013 to 2017, the median age at death was 78 years for males and 84 years for females. There is little variation between the capital cities and the areas outside of the capital cities (referred to as Rest of States/ NT), other than in the Northern Territory, with a ten year gap between Darwin (a median age at death of 69 years) and the Rest of NT (59 years) Among the states, only Western Australia, with a gap Among the states, only Western Australia, with a gap of four years, and South Australia, with a gap of two years, has a gap of more than a single year.

Summary fact sheets are listed below

- Released: June 2020

Median age at death, by Indigenous status: summary data

In the combined states and territory, the median age at death of the Indigenous population over the five years 2013 to 2017 was 58 years, whereas for the non-Indigenous population it was 81 years; this is a gap of 23 years. For males, the gap is 22 years, from 56 to 78 years; and for females it is 24 years, from 61 years to 85 years, as outlined in this fact sheet.

- Released: June 2020

Unemployment benefits and the social gradient under COVID-19

Substantial social gradient in unemployment remains despite reports to the contrary, this fact sheet explores how this occured.

- Released: October 2020