Non-government health expenditure for 2019-20

The request was successful.

Dear Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,

The AIHW's Health Expenditure Australia 2019-20 report, noted Australia’s health expenditure being $202.5 billion with around 70 percent funded by governments and 30 percent by non-government entities (individuals, private health insurers and injury compensation insurers) and figures being:

$86.4 billion by the Australian Government
$56.2 billion by the state and territory governments
$59.9 billion by non-government entities.

If possible, please treat this as an informal or administrative request. Otherwise, please treat this as a formal request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act.

I am requesting documents that detail the separate amounts of funding by non-government entities in relation to the aforementioned 2019-20 report. The amount funded by:
1. private health insurers
2. injury compensation insurers
3. individuals

The total of these 3 figures will amount to $59.9 billion.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Julie Middleton

FOI, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Your email has been received by the Freedom of Information Officer at the
Australian Institute for Health and Welfare.
Please note that we will only action and respond to requests and other
matters relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). For
information on how to make an FOI request, please refer to the FOI page on
the Institute's website
at:  [1]
If your email relates to the FOI Act, we will contact you shortly to
acknowledge and/or respond to your request. 

For matters not relating to FOI, please refer to the 'Contact us' page on
the Institute's website at:  [2]

Important: This message is intended for the addressee named and may
contain confidential and privileged information. If you are not the
intended recipient please note that any form of distribution, copying or
use of this communication or the information in it is strictly prohibited
and may be unlawful. If you receive this message in error, please delete
it and notify the sender


Visible links

FOI, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Dear Ms Middleton,

I refer to your email of 22 June 2023, requesting information in relation to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (the Institute) health expenditure report of 2019 – 2020. In particular, you are seeking information in relation to the funding provided by:

(a) Private health insurers;

(b) Injury compensation insurers; and

(c) Individuals.

You may not be aware that the Institute has released the health expenditure Australia report for 2020 – 2021, which is publicly available at

The figures you are seeking, together with those from previous years, are provided at Table 10 of that report. A link to the downloadable table from the report is available at

For further information on the data sources for non-government expenditure, please refer to the overview of data sources and methodology section of the report, available at

Kind regards,


General Counsel
Data Governance Group
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
[AIHW request email] | @aihw | aihw |

show quoted sections