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The Residential aged care and Home Care 2014–15 web report provides information on Australian Government-funded residential aged care services and the Home Care Packages Programme, and the people receiving these services. The accompanying supplementary tables provide additional information.

However, only limited data regarding Home Care are currently available. This web report will be refreshed as more information becomes available. For general information on the data, please refer to the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse Data Quality Statement.

Aged care sector at a glance

pie chart shows $16 billion of aged care spending divided between residential aged care, home care, community care and other.

Almost $16 billion

was spent by the Australian governments on aged care services during 2014–15.

graphic for Aged care dashboard 02: 3 in 4 places were in residential aged care, the rest in Home Care

3 in 4

operational places in government-funded aged care services (72%) were in residential aged care at 30 June 2015, with Home Care accounting for 27% of the total 273,503 places.

People in permanent residential aged care

graphic for  2 in 3 aged care residents are women

Over 2 in 3

people in permanent residential aged care were women (68%).

Bar chart compares the proportion of Indigenous aged care residents to the proportion of Indigenous Australians.

1 in 100

people in care (1%) identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, compared with 3% of Australians overall.

graphic for 61% of non-Indigenous permanent residents were under 65 compared to 21% of Indigenous residents PNG

3 in 5

non-Indigenous people (61%) were aged 85 and over, compared with 1 in 5 (21%) Indigenous people in care.

3in10 aged care residents were born overseas PNG

3 in 10

people (31%) were born overseas. Around 2 in 10 (18%) were born overseas in a non-English speaking country and 1 in 10 people in permanent residential aged care (13%) spoke a language other than English at home.

Graphic for 1 in 4 people

Over 1 in 4

people (27%) were assessed as requiring a high level of care across all three Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) care need domains: activities of daily living, behaviour, and complex health care.