Care for older Australians comes in many different forms. In this section, learn about the number of places in aged care and the organisations that provide these services.
Using aged care services is an important step for many older Australians. In this section, learn about how people begin using aged care services.
The demand for aged care services has increased as people live for longer. In this section, learn about the people in Australia who are using aged care services.
Older people, particularly those in residential care, have many different care needs. In this section, learn about the different levels of care people need.
Just as people enter aged care services, they also leave. In this section, learn about how, why and when people leave aged care services.
Aged care services in Australia are provided by different government agencies and non-government organisations. In this section, learn about how money is spent on aged care services.
People in aged care use a range of health services. In this section, learn about how people using aged care interact with the health system.
People move through aged care services in different ways. In this section, learn about their pathways in aged care.
Download data on aged care from various sources.
Key points on each topic presented in a factsheet or infographic.
A consolidated list of reports and publications on aged care from various sources.
Interactive graphical displays.
General website frequently asked questions.
A list of external links for further information on aged care.
A list of key terms and words in aged care with a description and explanation provided.
2019 aged care service list
Now available on GEN.
Interfaces between the aged care and health systems
New topic available on GEN.
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2019 stocktake data
Now available on GEN.
Home care packages program data report
Latest report for 1 April – 30 June 2019 now available on GEN. Learn more.
2019 aged care data snapshot
GEN is a comprehensive “one–stop shop” for data and information about aged care services in Australia. It reports on capacity and activity in the aged care system focusing on the people, their care assessments and the services they use.
places in residential and flexible aged care were provided on 30 June 2018.
of places in residential aged care were managed by not-for-profit organisations on 30 June 2018.
admissions into aged care services were recorded during 2017–18.
people using aged care services on 30 June 2018 were women.
people using aged care services on 30 June 2018 were born overseas.
of people in permanent residential aged care on 30 June 2018 were rated with a high care need for cognition and behaviour.
times as many days were spent in permanent residential aged care by women who left care during 2017–18 compared with men.
was spent by governments on aged care in 2017–18.