Health Statistics NSW is an interactive, web-based application that allows users to access data and tailor reports about the health of the New South Wales population for their own use. Health Statistics NSW provides information on:
- the health status and demography of the New South Wales community
- health inequalities and the determinants of health
- the burden of disease and current health challenges
- trends in health and comparisons between age groups and geographic locations.
The health of the people of NSW - Report of the Chief Health Officer has been produced since 1996 and has become a flagship publication of the NSW Ministry of Health. Until 2010, New South Wales health data was made accessible to NSW Health staff and the public through the Electronic Chief Health Officer’s Report (e-CHO) and a hard copy Summary Report.
In 2010/2011, a significant technical redesign has resulted in improved access to an expanded range of data reports through a dynamic, user-driven application. From 2011, the e-CHO has been replaced by Health Statistics NSW. A hard copy Summary Report of The health of the people of NSW - Report of the Chief Health Officer will be produced every two years.