Our website at www.aihw.gov.au is our main channel for AIHW information including our PDF and HTML reports, other data related outputs, our services and corporate information. Many of our reports include interactive data tables and other visual displays of information.
There were 4.1 million user sessions on our website in 2018–19—an increase of 1.2 million from 2017–18.
We managed 4 other websites in 2018–19—MyHospitals, GEN—Aged Care Data, the Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) and MyHealthyCommunities. There were a total of 5.3 million sessions across all 5 websites. The MyHealthyCommunities website was decommissioned on 30 June 2019 and content is now available on our main website.
The MyHospitals website at www.myhospitals.gov.au provides nationally consistent, locally relevant information that allows fair comparisons to be made between individual hospitals. Performance information is available on more than 1,000 public and private hospitals.
There were 1,033,600 sessions on the MyHospitals website compared with 868,000 in 2017–18, an increase of 19%.
GEN—Aged Care Data
Our GEN website at www.gen-agedcaredata.gov.au is designed to cater for all levels of users, from people seeking basic information through to data modellers and actuaries.
Each section on the website begins with an overview and ‘fast facts’ on the topic, followed by greater detail and the ability to interact with the data. Data underpinning each topic are available for further analysis.
There were 92,700 sessions on the GEN website compared with 52,300 in its launch year of 2017–18.
Australian Mesothelioma Registry
We manage the AMR at www.mesothelioma-australia.com on behalf of Safe Work Australia. The AMR contains information about people with mesothelioma, monitors new cases diagnosed in Australia from 1 July 2010 and collects information about asbestos exposure.
There were 3,800 sessions on the AMR website. Comparable data on AMR sessions are not available for 2017–18.
The MyHealthyCommunities website remained live until 30 June 2019, with the last data update in October 2018. Users accessing the MyHealthyCommunities website are automatically redirected to the Healthy community indicators section of our website, reducing our ongoing operational costs and improving user access to a wider range of our products.
There were 66,700 sessions on the MyHealthyCommunities website.