This publication presents results from the National Health Survey, 2014-15 conducted throughout Australia from July 2014 to June 2015. Previous surveys were conducted in 1989-90, 1995, 2001, 2004-05, 2007-08 and 2011-12. Health surveys conducted by the ABS in 1977-78 and 1983, while not part of the NHS series, also collected similar information.
The aim of the NHS is to provide a rich information base that supports a wide range of policy relevant research in the broad area of health, and provides evidence for informed decision-making; both of which are essential for making and measuring progress in relation to the health and wellbeing of Australians.
The main concepts relating to long-term health conditions are each separately within the Glossary. The conditions identified as being associated with mortality are listed in Appendix 1.
For more information about the collection of the data, please refer to the Explanatory Notes of the National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15.
We acknowledge the significant contribution from the National Mental Health Commission in the development of this publication.