About the Heart Foundation Maps

Our Heart Maps allow you to take a closer look at heart disease indicators across Australia.

You can see how your state, region, or local government compares for:

  • Heart-related hospital admissions (2012-16)
  • Coronary heart disease death rates (2012-16)
  • Heart-related risk factors such as obesity (2014-15), smoking (2014-15), physical inactivity (2014-15), hypertension (2014-15) and high cholesterol (2011-12)

At a state/territory and regional level you can drill further into the specific types of heart-related hospitalisations. This includes rates for heart attack, STEMI, Non-STEMI, Heart Failure, and Unstable angina.

Heart Maps reveal heart disease trends across the country. Importantly, they highlight the association between socioeconomic disadvantage and remoteness, and heart health outcomes.

They are a valuable tool for the health sector, local governments, researchers and policy makers. Their data can be used for advocacy, policy, research, and service planning. 

Read more in the full technical report.

Data sources and technical details

How others are using the Maps

Vivian Bryce, a Project Officer at the Statewide Cardiac Clinical Network in Queensland, discusses how she uses the Heart Maps to guide her work.