Nationally, based on spending by function, health ranked 3rd at $105.754 billion behind social security and welfare ($221.685 billion) and expenses for other purposes ($102.685 billion) in 2022–23. This was 16.8% of Australian Government’s expenses.1
In Queensland, health expenditure ranked 1st for general government sector expenses at 30.0% ($23.6 billion) followed by education at 24.3%.2
Understanding areas of health expenditure, costs per person and spending by health condition identifies the drivers of health spending.
This section includes:
- Health expenditure by source and broad area including COVID-19 spending
- Expenditure by condition, per person and by risk factor
- Expenditure for First Nations peoples
- General population results for a health-related quality of life measure used in health economics.
- Parliment of Australia. 2022. Budget 2022-23: Budget strategy and outlook. Canberra: Australian Government.
- Queensland Treasury. 2022. Queensland Budget 2022-23: budget strategy and outlook. Brisbane: Queensland Government.