Population Health Data

Page last updated: 30 August 2018

Cancer screening and incidence data presented by Primary Health Network and SA3 geographic areas

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provides data tables with the latest participation data for Australia’s three cancer screening programs, the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), the National BreastScreen Australia Program and the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP). The data is presented by Primary Health Network (PHN) and Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) geographic areas.

Cancer screening in Australia by small geographic areas 2015-16

AIHW also provides data tables with the latest cancer incidence and mortality data for all cancers combined and six selected cancers; female breast cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, melanoma of the skin, and prostate cancer. Incidence data are for the period 2009–2013. Mortality data are for the period 2011–2015. The data is presented by PHN and SA3 geographic areas.

Cancer incidence and mortality by small geographic areas

Patient Experiences in Australia 2013-14

The ABS Patient Experience Survey is conducted annually and collects data on access and barriers to a range of health care services, including general practitioners (GPs), medical specialists, dental professionals, imaging and pathology tests, hospital admissions and emergency department visits. The data is from people that accessed health services in the previous 12 months, as well as from those who did not, and enables analysis of health service information in relation to particular population groups. Data are also collected on aspects of communication between patients and health professionals.

Data on patient experience is of value to both users of health services as well as those aiming to improve the health system. High quality health care leads to better health outcomes, and barriers to accessing health services may impede the best possible outcome.

The availability of GPs, impact of varying levels of service and the coordination of health care are all important factors in ensuring an accessible and high quality health care system for all Australians.

For more information on the 2013-14 Patient Experience Survey see:
Patient Experiences in Australia, 2013-14 (cat no, 4839.0) (Excel 341 KB)

For more information on the 2016-17 Patient Experience Survey see:
Patient Experiences in Australia. 2016-17

Australian 2016 Survey of Health Care

The data presents the first Coordination of Health Care Study results available at the PHN area level for patients aged 45 and over. It looks at patient use of, and experience with, GP care in 2015-16. Patients surveyed were a sample of Australians aged 45 and over who had visited a GP at least once in the previous year.

For more information on the coordination of health care – experience with GP care among patients aged 45 and over, 2016 see:
Coordination of health care – experiences with GP care among patients aged 45 and over

Australian Health Survey Core 2011-2012

These tables present information from the 2011-12 Australian Health Survey. The 2011-12 Australian Health Survey (AHS) is the largest and most comprehensive health survey ever conducted in Australia. The survey was designed to collect a range of information from Australians about health related issues, including health status, risk factors, socioeconomic circumstances, health-related actions and use of medical services.

For more information on the 2011-12 AHS please refer to:
Australian Health Survey: Updated Results, 2011-2012 (cat. no. 4364.0.55.003) (Excel 278 KB)
Australian Health Survey Users' Guide, 2011-13 (cat no. 4363.0.55.001 ).

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2012-13 and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2012-13

These tables present information from the 2012-13 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey . This survey was part of the broader Australian Health Survey and collected information from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in non-remote areas and remote areas, including discrete communities. Information collected included health status, risk factors, socioeconomic circumstances, health-related actions and use of medical services.

For more information please refer to:
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Updated Results, 2012-13 (cat no. 4727.0.55.006) (Excel 155 KB)


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