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


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.

Home and Community Care Program

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.