This FACT indicates the number of admissions for Indigenous Australians from waiting lists per 100,000 persons for elective surgery. 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% each year on average. The state/territory with the highest number of admissions is New South Wales, at 8,731. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, at 381.