Private health insurance

UPDATED 10/1/2017

People living in rural, regional and remote Australia are less likely to have private health insurance than those in Major cities: 39% of those in Major cities do not have any form of private health insurance, compared with 50% of people in Inner regional areas and 52% of people in Outer regional, Remote and Very remote areas combined.

 

MC

IR

OR/Rem/V Rem

 

Percent

Does not have private health insurance

39.3

49.9

52.3

Both hospital and extras cover

50.5

41.1

38.7

Hospital cover only

5.9

6.0

4.7

Extras cover only

4.2

3.1

4.2

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/4839.02015-16?OpenDocument

Table  3.2.

 

Note that Table 3.2 also describes private health insurance status of people in each of the SEIFA quintiles.

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