HealthStats NSW

What is HealthStats NSW?

HealthStats NSW is an interactive, web-based application that allows users to freely access data and tailor reports about the health of the New South Wales (NSW) population. It provides information on:

  • the health status of the NSW population
  • health inequalities and the determinants of health
  • the major causes of disease and injury and current health challenges
  • trends in health and comparisons between age groups and geographic locations.

The data in HealthStats NSW cover a range of health risk factors, diseases, locations, and specific populations.

HealthStats NSW brochure

What can you do with HealthStats NSW?

FIND data easily using keyword search or topic and location browsers.

ACCESS local data for a better understanding of your Local Health District, Local Government Area, or Primary Health Network, and see how it compares to others.

EXPLORE those data for different groups within the population, such as Aboriginal people, or by gender or age.

UNDERSTAND the data using the definitions, methods, disease codes, commentaries and associated information.

TRACK trends over time to inform more proactive, needs-based planning.

DOWNLOAD customised or standard printable reports, or raw data for your own analysis.

How often is HealthStats NSW updated?

Regular (usually fortnightly on a Thursday) updates occur to add new indicators and to update data on existing indicators. A New and Updated Indicators section alerts users to new information as it is released. To receive notification of these updates please email healthstats@moh.health.nsw.gov.au with the word ‘subscribe’ in the subject line.

How does HealthStats NSW protect privacy?

NSW Health takes privacy seriously. For information on how privacy obligations are met in the release of data see our Privacy section.

Reuse and citation of HealthStats NSW material

Downloadable graphs, maps and data tables are provided to facilitate the re-use of information. Users are encouraged to utilise these downloadable files in other documents or presentations, provided that no changes to the data are made and that the source is acknowledged. The suggested citation for HealthStats NSW is:

Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence. HealthStats NSW. Sydney: NSW Ministry of Health. Available at: www.healthstats.nsw.gov.au. Accessed [insert date of access].

Commercial use or resale of these downloadable files or any other information contained in HealthStats NSW is prohibited.

Support

Further information on how to use HealthStats NSW can be found in Support.