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released: 31 Aug 2011 author: AIHW media release

Residential aged care in Australia 2009-10 provides comprehensive statistical information on residential aged care facilities, their residents, admissions and separations, and residents' dependency levels. At 30 June 2010, there were nearly 183,000 residential aged care places, an increase of almost 3% compared with 30 June 2009. Over 83,500 permanent residents (52%) had a recorded diagnosis of dementia at 30 June 2010. Other recorded health conditions included circulatory diseases (40,000 residents) and diseases of the musculoskeletal and connective tissue (27,500 residents).

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-197-4; Cat. no. AGE 66; 192pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 The Australian aged care system
      • 1.2 Report structure and data sources
    2. Residential aged care services and provision
      • 2.1 Allocated places
      • 2.2 Operational places
      • 2.3 How are places distributed nationally?
      • 2.4 Aged care provision ratios
      • 2.5 Residential aged care facilities
      • 2.6 Extra Service places
      • 2.7 Spending on residential aged care
    3. Resident characteristics
      • 3.1 Age and sex
      • 3.2 Geographical location
      • 3.3 Marital status
      • 3.4 Indigenous status
      • 3.5 Country of birth
      • 3.6 Preferred languages
      • 3.7 Income source
      • 3.8 Support for financially disadvantaged residents
      • 3.9 Hospital leave
      • 3.10 Newly admitted residents
    4. Patterns of use
      • 4.1 Admissions
      • 4.2 Separations
      • 4.3 Length of stay
      • 4.4 Average length of stay
      • 4.5 Resident turnover
      • 4.6 Usage rates
      • 4.7 Occupied place-days
      • 4.8 Occupancy rate
    5. Care needs of residents
      • 5.1 Overall level of care needed
      • 5.2 ACFI appraisals on admission
      • 5.3 ACFI appraisals for permanent residents
      • 5.4 ACFI for younger residents
      • 5.5 Separation mode by ACFI level of care
      • 5.6 Length of stay by ACFI level of care
      • 5.7 Health conditions
      • 5.8 Dementia and mental illness
    6. Trends in the use of residential aged care
      • 6.1 Overall usage
      • 6.2 Admissions, separations, and completed length of stay
      • 6.3 Transition from respite care to permanent care
      • 6.4 Permanent residents and usage rates by age
      • 6.5 Occupancy rates
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Residential aged care services and provision
      • Appendix 2: Resident characteristics
      • Appendix 3: Patterns of use
      • Appendix 4: Aged Care Funding Instrument
      • Appendix 5: Population data
      • Appendix 6: Financial support arrangements
        • Pre-reform
        • 1 October 1997–19 March 2008
        • 20 March 2008 onwards
      • Appendix 7: Data sources and limitations
        • Resident data
        • General population data
        • Resident information
        • Application for classification
        • Admission and separation date
        • Calculation of provision ratios
        • Populations used in the tables in this report
        • Data limitations
        • Calculations
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Notes and corrections

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Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (4 Jan 2012) The time series for ‘Trends in the size of residential aged care services’ has revised figures for 2009 and 2010 which affect Tables A1.3, A1.4 and A1.5 and Figures 2.3 and 2.4 in Residential Aged Care in Australia 2009-10 Cat No AGE 66. The tables and figures have been replaced (pages 16, 17, 73, 74, 75).
     Previous version - Residential aged care in Australia 2009-10: a statistical overview (5.7MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Residential aged care in Australia 2009-10: a statistical overview. Aged care statistics series no. 35. Cat. no. AGE 66. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419861>.