Australia’s aged care system provides care and support to people in a variety of settings. This topic outlines the care types, locations, providers, and size of aged care services in Australia.
Using aged care services is an important step for many older Australians. In this section, learn about how people begin using aged care services.
Australia’s aged care system offers a variety of services which cater to the needs of diverse populations. This topic explores the age, sex, location, and backgrounds of people using aged care.
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.
Australian aged care services operate through a combination of financial contributions. This topic explores the financial contributions by both government and consumers.
People move through aged care services in different ways. In this section, learn about their pathways in aged care.
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.
The quality of aged care services is important to measure. In this section, learn about aspects of the quality of care, services given by providers, and the experiences of people receiving care.
Download data on aged care from various sources.
Key points on each topic presented in a factsheet or infographic.
Interactive graphical displays.
A consolidated list of reports and publications on aged care from various sources.
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.
An interactive dashboard on younger people in residential aged care
Younger People in Residential Aged Care
Dashboard update (January to March 2021) now available on GEN.
Home care packages program data report
Latest report for 1 January – 31 March 2021 now available on GEN.
Interfaces between the aged care and health systems in Australia
New publication available — 'Where do older Australians die?'
2019–20 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997
Now available on GEN.
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.
of places in residential aged care were managed by not-for-profit organisations on 30 June 2020.
was spent by governments on aged care in 2019–20.
was the median length of time that people who left permanent residential care in 2019–20 had stayed for.
of admissions to home care in 2019–20 were for people who preferred to speak a language other than English.
people using aged care services on 30 June 2020 were women.
was the most commonly used home support service in 2019–20.