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This FACT indicates the percentage of Indigenous Australians who waited more than 365 days to be admitted from waiting lists for elective surgery between 2013 and 2014. Hospital admissions for elective surgery in Australia have increased over the last few years by as much as 2.9% each year on average. Between 2008 and 2013, admissions from waiting lists increased in every state and territory except for Tasmania. The state/territory with the highest percentage is Tasmania at 9.2 percent. This is considerably higher than the Northern Territory, which came in second at 4.8 percent. The state/territory with the lowest percentage is Western Australia at 0.4 percent, followed closely by South Australia at 0.7 percent.