Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 6.80 persons in 2017 in Australia, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 3.03 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Australia reached an all time high of 6.80 persons in 1994 and an all time low of 5.50 persons in 2003. When compared to Australia's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Indonesia amounted to 319 persons, 93.0 persons in Malaysia, 7.50 persons in New Zealand and 432 persons in Papua New Guinea in 2017.
Australia has been ranked 156th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 8 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear-positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases.