Aged Care Data

Page last updated: 24 September 2018

Older people make up a considerable proportion of Australia’s population – in 2016, over 1 in 7 people were aged 65 and over.

GEN aged care data

The GEN aged care data website provides a wide range of information relating to:

  • all services and places in aged care
  • admission into aged care
  • social characteristics for people using aged care
  • people’s care needs in aged care
  • reasons for people leaving aged care
  • government spending on aged care; and
  • pathways in aged care.

All the related data at Primary Health Network (PHN) level can be accessed through Australian Institute of Health and Welfare GEN aged care data.

  • For number of places by program type and organisation type at 30 June 2017, explore people using aged care.
  • For admissions per 1,000 of the targeted population by care type, aged group, sex, Indigenous status, preferred language and country of birth 2016-17, explore admissions into aged care.
  • For people using aged care services per 1,000 of the targeted population by care type, aged group, sex, Indigenous status, preferred language and country of birth at 30 June 2017, explore people using aged care.
  • For exits per 1,000 of the target population by care type, aged group, sex, Indigenous status, preferred language and country of birth 2016-17, explore people leaving aged care.

Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) data

The 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) is the most recent in a series of comprehensive national surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, following similar surveys in 1981, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2009 and 2012.

The survey was designed to:

  • measure the prevalence of disability in Australia
  • measure the need for support of older people (those aged 65 years and over) and those with disability
  • provide a demographic and socio-economic profile of people with disability, older people and carers compared with the general population
  • estimate the number of, and provide information about, those who provide care to people with disability and older people.
2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers small area estimates data can be accessed at State and Territories level via the following the website: