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Younger people in residential aged care

The Dashboard and Tables 1 to 3 in the downloadable data includes results to 31 December 2022, the latest data available at the time of release. Downloadable Tables 4 through 7 include results to 30 June 2022 only, and will be updated when new data become available.
Data currency updates were delayed to allow for additional time to complete data checks following the release of a new residential aged care payment system. For more information, please refer to the Data source section in the Technical Notes.

The Australian Government is working to reduce the number of younger people (under the age of 65) going into residential aged care, and to help younger people who are already in residential aged care to move into age-appropriate accommodation with the supports they need. 

The Younger People in Residential Aged Care Targets are, apart from in exceptional circumstances:

  • no people under the age of 65 entering residential aged care by 2022
  • no people under the age of 45 living in residential aged care by 2022
  • no people under the age of 65 living in residential aged care by 2025

​The dashboard below tracks the progress being made towards these targets, using the most recent data available.
For more information related to this initiative, see the Department of Health and Aged Care website.
For more information on younger people with disability living in residential aged care, see the National Disability Insurance Agency website.

Download the data

Technical Notes.