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released: 6 Oct 2016 author: AIHW media release

Spending on health in Australia (recurrent and capital expenditure combined) was $161.6 billion in 2014–15, $4.4 billion (2.8%) higher in real terms than in 2013–14. This was the third consecutive year that growth in health expenditure was below the 10-year average (4.6% between 2004–05 and 2014–15). Growth in health expenditure per person was also relatively low, at less than a half of the average annual growth over the decade (1.4% compared with 2.9%). Despite the low growth, the share of the economy (GDP) represented by health reached 10.0% for the first time.

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary materials
    • Title and verso pages
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
    • Total health expenditure
    • Government expenditure
    • Non-government expenditure
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 What is health expenditure?
      • 1.2 The structure of the health sector and its flow of funds
      • 1.3 Structure of this report
      • 1.4 Changes to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates
      • 1.5 Revisions to Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates
    • 2 Health expenditure
      • 2.1 Health expenditure and the GDP
      • 2.2 Government health expenditure and tax revenue
      • 2.3 Health expenditure per person
      • 2.4 Recurrent health expenditure
      • 2.5 International comparisons
    • 3 Sources of funds
      • 3.1 Broad trends
      • 3.2 Capital expenditure
      • 3.3 Australian Government expenditure
      • 3.4 State and territory expenditure
      • 3.5 Non-government expenditure
      • 3.6 Individuals
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: National health expenditure matrixes
    • Appendix B: State and territory health expenditure matrixes
    • Appendix C: Data sources and methods
    • Appendix D: Data quality statement for AIHW health expenditure data—2014–15 release
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Health expenditure Australia 2014–15. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 57. Cat. no. HWE 67. Canberra: AIHW.

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