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We published 172 products in 2019–20.

We released 61 print and/or print-ready publications and 111 web products, including new and updated web reports and data visualisations. Web versions of print products are not included in these figures to avoid double counting.

More products are being released using data visualisation methods, allowing users to analyse and draw their own conclusions and insights from the data.

All print-ready publications are available free of charge on our website as PDF documents. Increasingly, key publications are being made available in HTML format. Users are invited to contact us if they need information from the website presented in an alternative format for accessibility reasons.

Printed copies of our flagship products, Australia’s health and Australia’s welfare, can be purchased online. Other publications can be printed on demand, at a cost to the customer. For further details about obtaining our products, see www.aihw.gov.au/publications.


Adoptions Australia 2018–19

Aged care

GEN— Aged Care Data: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

GEN— Aged Care Data: Commonwealth Home Support Program

GEN— Aged Care Data: Consumers’ experience of residential aged care, Australia 2017–19

GEN— Aged Care Data: Interfaces between aged care and health systems—first results

GEN— Aged Care Data: Pathways in aged care 2013–14

GEN— Aged Care Data: Pathways of younger people entering permanent residential aged care

GEN— Aged Care Data: People using aged care

GEN— Aged Care Data: People’s care needs in aged care

GEN— Aged Care Data: Quality indicators updates (3)

GEN— Aged Care Data: Services and places in aged care

Alcohol and other drug treatment services

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2017–18

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2018–19

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia: key findings

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs compendium, data updates (3)

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Australia

Patterns of alcohol and other drug treatment service use in Australia, 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2018

Biomedical risk factors

Overweight and obesity: an interactive insight

Physical inactivity

Poor diet

Burden of disease

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia—2017

Burden of tobacco use in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015

The burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in Australia

Cancer and cancer screening

Analysis of cervical cancer and abnormality outcomes in an era of cervical screening and HPV vaccination in Australia

BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2019

Cancer data in Australia, data updates (2)

Cancer statistics for small geographic areas

Mesothelioma in Australia 2018

Mesothelioma in Australia 2018: occupational asbestos exposure

National cancer screening programs participation data

National cancer screening programs participation data: 2017–18 bowel screening updates

National Cervical Screening Program monitoring report 2019

Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease in women

Chronic conditions update 2018–19: cardiovascular disease

Child protection

Child protection Australia 2017–18

Child protection Australia 2018–19

Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2018

Children and youth

Australia’s children

Children’s compendium 2019

Scoping enhanced measurement of child wellbeing in Australia: discussion paper

Chronic diseases

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia 2014–2018

Chronic conditions updates 2018–19:

  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Arthritis
  • ​Asthma
  • ​Asthma, associated comorbidities and risk factors
  • Back problems
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • COPD, associated comorbidities and risk factors
  • Diabetes
  • Eye health
  • Gout
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic pain in Australia
  • Endometriosis in Australia: prevalence and hospitalisations
  • Medication use for ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and juvenile arthritis 2016–17
  • National asthma indicators—an interactive overview

Corporate publications

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Corporate Plan 2019–20 to 2022–23

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Annual report 2018–19

Australia’s welfare 2019

ICD-11 Review stakeholder consultation report

Data standards

ICD-11 Review Pre-consultation paper


Deaths in Australia

General Record of Incidence of Mortality (GRIM) data

Mortality Over Regions and Time (MORT) books


Dispensing patterns for anti-dementia medications 2016–17

Hospital care for people with dementia 2016–17

Patterns of health service use by people with dementia in their last year of life: New South Wales and Victoria

Dental and oral health

National Oral Health Plan 2015–2024: performance monitoring report


Incidence of gestational diabetes

Incidence of insulin-treated diabetes in Australia 2018


Disability support services 2018–19

People with disability in Australia (Disability compendium—batch 2)

People with disability in Australia 2019: in brief


National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data collection 2019


GEN—Aged Care Data: Government spending on aged care

Health expenditure Australia 2017–18

Medicare-subsidised GP, allied health and specialist health care across local areas, 2013−14 to 2017−18

Health-care quality and performance

Australian Health Performance Framework

Australian Health Performance Framework indicators, data update

Coordination of health care: experiences of information sharing between providers for patients aged 45 and over 2016

National Partnership on Essential Vaccines performance report 2017–18

Heart, stroke and vascular diseases

Congenital heart disease in Australia

High blood pressure

Homelessness services

Older clients of Specialist Homelessness

Services Specialist Homelessness Services annual report 2018–19

Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) data cubes 2011–12 to 2018–19


A comparison between the AIHW’s National Hospital Morbidity Database and the ABS’s Private Health Establishments Collection: 2009–10 to 2016–17

Bloodstream infections associated with hospital care 2018–19: Australian hospital statistics

Disparities in potentially preventable hospitalisations across Australia, 2012–13 to 2017–18

Elective surgery 2018–19

Emergency department care 2018–19

Hospitals at a glance 2017–18

Patient experiences in Australia by small geographic areas in 2017–18

Radiotherapy in Australia

Use of emergency departments for lower urgency care: 2015–16 to 2017–18

Housing assistance

Housing assistance in Australia 2019

Indigenous community housing: Queensland

National Social Housing Survey 2018

Social housing stock transfers: tenant experiences in South Australia

Indigenous Australians

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: Online Services Report—key results 2017–18

AIHW user guide for July 2019 nKPI reporting

Better cardiac care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: fourth national report 2018–19

Cultural safety in health care: monitoring framework

Hearing health outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Northern Territory: July 2012 to December 2018

Indigenous eye health measures 2018

Indigenous primary health care: results from the Online Services Report and nKPI collections

Insights into vulnerabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over

National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results to June 2018

Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment: Oral Health Program July 2012 to December 2018

Review of the two national Indigenous Specific Primary Health Care Data Sets: Online Services Report and the national Key Performance Indicators

Tracking progress against the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023


Hospitalised injury and socioeconomic influence in Australia 2015–16

Hospitalised sports injury in Australia, 2016–17

Indigenous injury deaths 2011–12 to 2015–16

Injury mortality and socioeconomic influence in Australia 2015–16

Potentially preventable hospitalisations in Australia by age groups and small geographic areas, 2017–18

Spinal cord injury, Australia 2016–17

Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia 2007–08 to 2016–17

Trends in hospitalised injury due to falls in older people 2007–08 to 2016–17

Trends in injury deaths, Australia 1999–00 to 2016–17

Life expectancy and deaths

Life expectancy and potentially avoidable deaths 2015–2017

Men and women

Discussion of female genital mutilation/cutting data in Australia

The health of Australia’s females

The health of Australia’s males

Mental health

Mental health services in brief 2019

Mental health topic updates:

  • Community mental health care
  • Consumer perspectives of mental health care Expenditure on mental health-related services Medicare-subsidised mental health-related services Mental health-related prescriptions
  • Mental health services provided in emergency departments Mental health workforce
  • Overnight admitted mental health-related care
  • Overview of mental health Psychiatric disability support services Residential mental health care Restrictive practices (2)
  • Same day admitted mental health-related care
  • Specialised mental health care facilities Specialist homelessness services collection

Mothers and babies

Australia’s mother and babies 2018 Maternal deaths in Australia

National Core Maternity Indicators 2017

Stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Australia 2015 and 2016

Palliative care

Palliative topic updates:

  • Admitted patient palliative care and hospital-based facilities
  • Identifying palliative care hospitalisations
  • Medicare-subsidised palliative medicine services
  • Palliative care in residential aged care
  • Palliative care outcomes
  • Palliative care overview
  • Palliative care workforce

Primary health care

A profile of primary health care nurses

Developing a National Primary Health Care Data Asset: consultation report

Rural and remote Australians

Rural & remote health


Medications dispensed to contemporary ex-serving Australian Defence Force members, 2017–18

National suicide monitoring of serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel: 2019 update

Use of homelessness services by ex-serving Australian Defence Force 2011–17: summary report

Use of homelessness services by ex-serving Australian Defence Force members 2011–12 to 2016–17

Youth justice

Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision Youth detention population in Australia 2019

Youth justice in Australia 2018–19