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Private Health Insurance Statistical Trends

The reports provide details on trends in membership and benefits paid. The reports detail the number of insured people with hospital treatment and general treatment since 1971 on a State and Territory basis, and show utilisation of health services and benefits paid for insured people since 1997.

Current issues

The publication is available in a Microsoft Excel datacube:
  • Membership Trends - December 2017 (issued 13 February 2018): Excel
  • Benefit Trends - December 2017 (issued 13 February 2018): Excel

For the archived versions of this publication produced by PHIAC, visit the PHIAC archive.


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Forthcoming issues

The next edition of the Statistical Trends publication will be released on this webpage in:

  • March 2018: 17 May 2018

Publication details

Data in this publication are sourced from regulatory returns submitted to APRA under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 by authorised Private Health Insurance companies. For blank copies of the returns and associated instructions click here.

Further issues of this publication will include short editorial information on key industry trends and analysis of key data. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement.


For more information about the statistics in this publication:
Or write to:
Manager, Private Health Insurance Statistics
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
GPO Box 9836
Sydney NSW 2001