Social Health Atlases of Australia: Topics, Indicators & Notes

The Social Health Atlases of Australia Contents list below presents the topics and indicators, including the date when each indicator for the specified period was released, in the general order used by PHIDU in their products by the themes of Demographic and social indicators; Health status, disability and deaths; and Use and provision of health and welfare services. The geographical structure available is detailed for each indicator. Note: The geography acronyms are defined as follows: 'PHA' - Population Health Areas, 'LGA' - Local Government Areas and 'PHN' - Primary Health Networks.

PHA boundaries have been updated to reflect the 2016 ASGS. Where PHA boundaries have changed between 2011 and 2016, the data for non-Census indicators have been created using an Australian Bureau of Statistics SA2 correspondence based on 2011 population distributions. For PHA areas such as Colac Region/ Otway (85.2%), Moyne - East/ Moyne - West (-30.3%), Bli Bli/ Diddilibah – Rosemount (125.3%) and Noosa Hinterland (-26.4%) where the population has changed substantially between 2011 and 2016, the data should be treated with caution.

Indicators available by Quintiles of Socioeconomic Disadvantage of Area and Remoteness Area, and for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlases of Australia, are listed separately. For earlier release Aboriginal data, refer to the Data archive.

The Notes on the data for each indicator are available by selecting an indicator of interest within the topic list below - or by selecting an item from the autocomplete Search filter below - refer also to Accessing the notes on the data for additional information. A simplified version of the Notes on the data (pdf) is also available.

Search for Indicators & Notes on the data:

Demographic and social indicators

Non-English speaking countries of birth

Education

Housing/ Transport

Community strengths, personal and financial stressors and barriers to accessing transport and healthcare services

Health status, disease prevention, disability and deaths

Screening programs

Bowel screening Breast screening Cervical screening

Cancer incidence

Males Females Persons

Prevalence of selected chronic diseases and conditions (estimates)

Prevalence of selected health risk factors (estimates)

Adults Children and young people

Selected composite indicators (modelled estimates)

Premature mortality by selected cause

Avoidable mortality by selected cause

Potential years of life lost, by selected cause

Use and provision of health and welfare services

Screening programs

Aged care places

  • Residential aged care places, 30 June 2016 - by PHA, LGA, PHN - These data are archived and can be found in the Data Archive section on the website.

MBS services

    These data are archived and can be found in the Data Archive section on the website.

  • GP services to males (Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)), 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • GP services to females (MBS and DVA), 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Total GP services (MBS and DVA), 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • 45 Year Old Health Checks provided by GPs to males aged 45 to 49 years, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • 45 Year Old Health Checks provided by GPs to females aged 45 to 49 years, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • 45 Year Old Health Check provided by GPs to persons aged 45 to 49 years, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Annual health assessments provided by GPs to persons aged 75 years and over, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Other services provided by GPs for Enhanced Primary Care items, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Total services provided by GPs for Enhanced Primary Care items, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • GP Practice Nurse services, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Better Access Program: Preparation of Mental Health Care Plan by GPs, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Better Access Program: Services provided by Psychiatrists, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Better Access Program: Services provided by Psychologists, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
    • Better Access Program: Services provided by General Psychologists, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
    • Better Access Program: Services provided by Clinical Psychologists, 2009/10 - by PHA, LGA, PHN

Home and Community Care Program

    These data are archived and can be found in the Data Archive section on the website.

  • Home and Community Care Program: Clients living alone, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Clients with carer, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Clients with co-resident carer, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHNN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Indigenous clients as a percentage of total clients, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Indigenous clients as a percentage of the Indigenous population, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Non-English speaking clients, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Total clients, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Allied health care instances at home, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Allied health care instances at centre, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Care received in support instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Case management instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Centre based day care instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Client care coordination instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Domestic assistance instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Home maintenance and modification instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Meals at centre plus meals at home instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Nursing care at centre plus nursing care at home instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Personal care instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Respite care instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Social support instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Transport instances, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN
  • Home and Community Care Program: Total instances of assistance, 2014/15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN

Hospital admissions by principal diagnosis

Admissions by principal diagnosis of injury or poisoning, by external cause and sex

Hospital admissions by procedure

Potentially preventable hospitalisations - Chronic conditions

Private health insurance cover (modelled estimates)

  • Private health insurance cover, aged 18 years and over (modelled estimates), 2014-15 - by PHA, LGA, PHN - These data are archived and can be found in the Data Archive section on the website.