1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE

At 31 December 2006, there were 178,500 people covered by private health insurance in the ACT. This was an increase of 7,400 people from 31 December 2005 (171,100).


The ACT continued to maintain a higher proportion of the population with private health insurance than any other state or territory. At 31 December 2006, 54% of the ACT population was covered by private health insurance, which was higher than the national proportion of 43%.


Most private health cover was taken out by people in the age group of 45-49 years (15,500 people) in the ACT, followed by people aged 50-54 years (15,400 people) and 55-59 years (14,800 people).

7.6 Total hospital memberships, ACT - at 31 December

2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

Number of hospital memberships
Males no.
80 756
80 810
81 265
82 190
85 704
Females no.
86 919
87 015
87 548
88 913
92 751
Persons no.
167 675
167 825
168 813
171 103
178 455
Percentage of population %
51.6
51.9
52.0
52.5
54.0

Private Health Insurance Administration Council, Annual Coverage Survey - 31 December.


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