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Health conditions

The proportion of Indigenous Australians with excellent or very good self-assessed health increased from 41% in 2001 to 45% in 2018–19
24% of Indigenous Australians had been diagnosed with a mental or behavioural condition in 2018–19
15% of Indigenous Australians had cardiovascular disease as a long-term condition in 2018–19

Wayne Quilliam Photography


This section provides an overview of the self-assessed health status and the main causes of ill health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

You can also find regional statistics in the Regional overview dashboard; search for your community and select the relevant topic.

Key facts

of Indigenous Australians had eye or sight problems in 2018–19


of Indigenous Australians had a long-term respiratory condition in 2018–19


of Indigenous Australians had ear or hearing problems in 2018–19


of Indigenous Australians had diabetes or high blood sugar in 2018–19

Indigenous Australians with current long-term health conditions, 2018−19
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