Total burden of disease (DALY, YLL and YLD) - states & territories

Total burden of disease (DALY, YLL and YLD) - states & territories


    Total burden of disease (DALY, YLL and YLD) by state and territory, 2018

    • Burden of disease analysis is a technique that is used as a measure of population health.  It is used to compare the impact of different diseases, conditions, injuries and risk factors on a population. This impact is a combination of the fatal (years of life lost due to premature death, YLL) and non-fatal (years lived in ill health or with disability, YLD) burden, they are then combined into a summary measure of health called disability-adjusted life years, or DALY. A DALY combines the impact of dying early and living with illness.  
    • In 2018, the ACT had one of the lowest age standardised rates of the total burden of disease (DALY) (177.9 per 1,000 population) compared with other states and territories as well as one of the lowest age standard rates of the fatal burden (YLL) (79.4 per 1,000 population). The age standardised rates of non-fatal burden (YLD) for the ACT in 2018 was 98.5 per 1,000 population. 

    To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download.

    Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2021. Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2018. Australian Burden of Disease Study series no. 23. Cat. no. BOD 29. Canberra: AIHW