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The National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse (NACDC) is a central, independent repository of national aged care data. It coordinates data collection from various agencies and departments and creates data sets from the information that is collected.

By facilitating access to data and information for research, evaluation and analysis, the NACDC supports the development of evidence-based planning and practice in aged care.

The NACDC encourages transparency and reliability in aged care data use by publishing reports on aged care services, and making many of its data sets publically available. It also works on metadata and information management development and improving consistency across aged care data sets.

NACDC research and reporting 

Aged care data and information from the NACDC are published in a range of reports and bulletins. Several of these are detailed on the Research and reporting page. In addition, the NACDC releases an annual web report on residential and community-based aged care, offering statistical information on services, facilities and people in care.

Residential aged care and aged care packages in the community reports: 

Publications are listed on Aged care publications, and some detailed data are also available through Aged care data cubes.

Data requests

The NACDC also provides customised aged care data to researchers and other stakeholders such as aged care sector and community agencies, and other government agencies.

If you have a specific requirement for data or statistics not covered by any of our published reports or online data, you can request customised aged care data through the AIHW custom data request service.