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Quarterly private health insurance statistics

APRA publishes statistics on the private health insurance industry (PHI) on a quarterly basis. The statistics provides industry aggregate summaries of key financial and membership statistics. Specific sets of statistics are also provided in the areas of membership, coverage, benefits paid, medical gap, prostheses, and medical services.

Media release: APRA releases quarterly private health insurance statistics for September 2023.

As mentioned in a letter to insurers on 24 August, APRA will not be releasing the September 2023 editions of the quarterly insurance statistical publications ordinarily released in late November 2023.


The membership and benefits statistics contains data on policies, benefits paid for services by age group and gender, number of services, and gap benefits, on a state and territory basis.

The membership and coverage statistics contains data on the number of insured persons for hospital and general treatment, and the proportion of the population these persons represent, on a state and territory basis.

The medical gap statistics contains data on in-hospital medical services, on a state and territory basis.

The prostheses statistics contains data on prosthetic benefits paid, grouped by the major prosthetic categories, on a state and territory basis.

The medical services statistics contains data on benefits paid and gap payments, grouped by the major speciality blocks, on a state and territory basis.

The statistical trends reports detail historical trends in the number of insured persons and benefits paid for hospital and general treatment.  

Next release date

28 February 2024 (December 2023 edition) – Statistical publications on membership, coverage, benefits paid, medical gap, prostheses and medical services only.

Further information on content, structure and timing of release impacted by the capital and reporting framework changes can be found here.

For more information

Email dataanalytics@apra.gov.au or mail to

Manager, External Data Reporting – Data Analytics and Insights
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
GPO Box 9836, Sydney NSW 2001

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