Epidemiology Branch

The Epidemiology Branch is responsible for the collection and analysis of a wide range of population health data.

We are the “go to” area for advice and analysis on population-based health data for Western Australia. The work of the Epidemiology Branch is fundamental to the provision of evidence-based services designed to improve the health status of Western Australians.

Our experts:

  • monitor the health of the WA population and identify areas of need
  • evaluate the performance of the health system and identify areas for improvement
  • investigate community health concerns and identify health risks that require management
  • collect, manage and value-add to a range of datasets that are essential to the maintenance of the health system
  • provide a wide range of statistical and spatial advice and analysis using the most up to date data to a range of clients both within and external to the Department of Health.

Requests for specific population-based information can be made to the Epidemiology Branch by completing a data request form (Word 124KB). Requests may attract a charge. Information about charges are outlined in the Epidemiology Branch data request charging policy (PDF 53KB). Several of our staff are now involved in work related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result we have reduced capacity to respond to data requests, and will be prioritising those we receive. Response times to these requests will be longer.

Additionally, the Epidemiology Branch service feedback survey has now been postponed and will be resumed at a later date.


Epidemiology Branch

Level 3 Block C
Phone: 9222 2496
Fax: 9222 4055
Email: epi@health.wa.gov.au

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Epidemiology Branch