4364.0.55.003 - Australian Health Survey: Updated Results, 2011-2012
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In 2011-12, over half of all Australians aged 15 years and over considered themselves to be in very good or excellent health (55.1%), while 4.0% rated their health as poor. There was no significant change in the way Australians rated their overall health between 2007-08 and 2011-12.
Older Australians generally rated themselves as having poorer health than younger people, with persons aged 75-84 years and 85 years and over recording the highest proportions of fair or poor health at 31.4% and 37.5% respectively. Men and women showed no differences in the way they assessed their overall health in 2011-12.
Source(s): Australian Health Survey: Updated Results, 2011-12
For more information see Table 12: Self-assessed health status by age and sex.