Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B cells


Hepatitis B is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus which is transmissible by blood and sexual contact, as well as from mother to child at birth (unlike hepatitis C, which is strongly associated with risky injecting behaviour). The virus affects the liver by attaching to healthy liver cells and replicating. If not diagnosed and managed appropriately, hepatitis B infection can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver cancer or liver failure.


You can explore the latest hepatitis B data from Australia in the interactive graphs below.

These tables are interactive, allowing you to filter and present the data in detail.

Data is presented by age, region, sex and state.

  • Sort the data via the categories listed to the left of the graph. To filter the data by category, check the box next to the category.
  • For more detail within each category, click on the small arrow to the left of the box, to reveal a drop-down of specific indicators.
  • Hover the mouse along the table below each year, to reveal a breakdown of the data for that year.
  • You can select the visualisation by clicking on the number between the arrows in the grey “Microsoft Power BI” bar, which is located below the graphs and table.
  • These charts are best viewed in full screen mode by clicking the outward facing arrows to the bottom-right of the charts.
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