Statistics and Indicators

Any mental health condition - adults


    Any mental health condition, 18 years and over, ACT General Health Survey, 2011-2020


    In 2020, 27.8% of respondents to the ACT General Health Survey aged 18 years and over reported that they had been diagnosed with a mental health condition in the last 12 months. The proportion of adults aged 18 years and over reporting that they had been diagnosed with a mental health condition has remained relatively stable between 2019 and 2020, however there has been a significant increase between 2011/12 and 2020  (15.4% vs 27.8%). In 2020, females aged 18 years and over were significantly more likely to report being told they have a mental health condition than males (33.7% vs 21.4%).

    Any mental health condition includes respondents who have been told by a health professional that they have anxiety, depression, a stress-related problem or other mental health issue.

    For the purpose of reporting the ACT General Health Survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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