This paper contains a selection of health statistical indicators in New South Wales. It aims to provide a snapshot of health trends, with a focus on the overall situation in NSW. Where relevant, comparisons are made to the situation in the other Australian States and Territories.
For some of the indicators, figures for the various regions within New South Wales are included.
This paper updates the health section of Health, Education and Community Indicators for NSW published in 2010 as part of the statistical indicators series. There have been some structural changes as NSW is no longer divided into eight health areas but rather 15 local health districts.
The sources of the data used are noted at the conclusion of each indicator. The Australian Bureau of Statistics and Health Statistics NSW are the major sources for the paper, but a number of other references have been utilised and are acknowledged where relevant.