Mental health conditions by weekly equivalised household income

Those with lower weekly household incomes report higher levels of mental health conditions.


Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, diabetes and arthritis by main income source

Those receiving government pensions/allowances and aged under 65 reported higher levels of heart, stroke and vascular diseases, diabetes and arthritis than those whose main income was wages or salary.  


Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, diabetes and arthritis by SEIFA

Those within lower socio economic indexes for areas reported higher levels of Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, diabetes and arthritis than those in higher socio economic indexes for areas (SEIFA). To find out more about SEIFA, go to https://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/censushome.nsf/home/seifa  


Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, diabetes and arthritis and diabetes by labour force status group

Those not in the labour force, aged either above or below 65, report higher levels of heart, stroke and vascular diseases, diabetes and arthritis than those working part or full time.


Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, diabetes and arthritis by income group

Those in lower income groups report higher levels of heart, stroke and vascular diseases, diabetes and arthritis than those in higher income groups.  


Good self-assessed health by weekly equivalised household income

This graphs shows that those in the higher income groups report higher levels of good health than those in the lower income groups.


Report lays bare Australia’s stark health income gap as COVID widens it further

As major inequities in the vaccine roll out emerge, ACOSS and UNSW Sydney have today released a report showing the relationship between income and health. Australian Council of Social Service CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie said: “The pandemic has exposed the stark inequities that impact our health across the country. People on the lowest incomes, and with insecure work and housing have been at greatest risk throughout the COVID crisis. Now, they are the same people who are at risk of missing out in the vaccine roll out. “Our report shows that health inequities are built into our society. Our report shows that people on low incomes have the highest levels of psychological distress, and we know that the pandemic is increasing that distress. “People on lower incomes are also at greater risk of chronic illnesses, which can also make them more at risk to the impacts of the pandemic.” Professor Evelyne de Leeuw, Director of Centre for Health Equity Training, Research & Evaluation, said:  "It's…


Changes in employment, hours and wages by percentage from March to June 2020

The spread of COVID-19 and the government-ordered lockdowns to contain it had a sudden and profound impact on employment and earnings in Australia.  This graph shows that, in just the three months from March to May 2020, paid hours worked declined by 10% and employment fell by 6%, whilst wages paid were reduced by 8.3%. In June, there was a modest recovery in paid working hours and wages as lockdowns easied, but unemployment and underemployment continued to rise. The unemployment rate stood at 7.4% in June 2020.