The 2020 Aged Care Workforce Census Report is now available.
Released every four years, the report presents findings about the aged care workforce in Australia from an online questionnaire with providers of residential aged care, the Home Care Packages Program and the Commonwealth Home Care Programme in late 2020.
The report provides a benchmark for the Government and the sector on the size and growth of the aged care workforce, as well as the attributes and skills central to the delivery of quality aged care.
Key findings include:
- 32 per cent increase in direct care workers in residential aged care facilities
- 80 per cent of residential aged care facilities report having a registered nurse on duty overnight
- 66 per cent of personal care workers in residential aged care facilities hold a Certificate III or higher in a relevant direct care field
- a workforce which continues to get younger, with half of the residential aged care workforce aged under 40.