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 find out about the people in Australia who are receiving 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 move through aged care services in different ways. In this section, learn about their pathways in aged care.
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Information and data on aged care in Australia
Independent, current and accessible aged care data.
People Using Aged Care topic updated
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People's Care Needs in Aged Care topic updated
places in residential and flexible aged care were provided on 30 June 2017.
of places in residential aged care were managed by not-for-profit organisations on 30 June 2017.
admissions into aged care services were recorded during 2015–16.
people using aged care services in 2016–17 were women.
people using aged care services on 30 June 2017 were born overseas.
of people in permanent residential aged care on 30 June 2017 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 2015–16 compared with men.
was spent by governments on aged care in 2016–17.