The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 18th biennial report Australia’s health 2022 (7 July 2022) presents an overview of health in Australia and looks back at the impacts of COVID-19 through a long-term lens.  

The report considers health to be much more than the presence or absence of disease – health reflects the complex interactions of a person’s genetics, lifestyle and environment, and is fundamental to an individual’s wellbeing. 

The Australia’s health 2022 report is a mix of short statistical updates and longer discussions exploring selected topical health issues, including a focus on the health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It brings together multiple data sources to serve as a report card on the health of Australians by looking at how we are faring as a nation. 

The report is a multi-product release comprised of 3 main products: 

Australia’s health 2022: data insights  is a collection of 10 in-depth articles on selected health topics, including a focus on the health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the evolution of the health system over the last 100 years, and the importance of a strong evidence base for supporting the health of Australians. Available to download as a PDF or you can purchase a hardcopy. 

Australia’s health: topic summaries  present key information and statistics on the health system, health of Australians and factors that can influence our health across 63 web pages. Available online as web pages (some updated when new data are available). 

Australia’s health 2022: in brief  presents key findings and concepts from the topic summaries and data insights to provide a holistic picture of health in Australia. Available to download as a PDF or you can purchase a hardcopy. 

Read more: Overview of some key findings and to download the 3 products