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This FACT indicates the number of admissions from waiting lists for elective surgery in each state between 2013 and 2014. The values given are from a select group of hospitals from each state and do not represent the total number of admissions from every hospital in each state. 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 total admission is New South Wales, at 216,675. The state/territory with the lowest is the Northern Territory at 7594.