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released: 19 Jun 2009 author: AIHW media release

Residential aged care in Australia 2007-08: a statistical overview provides comprehensive statistical information on the 2,080 residential aged care homes and their 160,250 residents at 30 June 2008. The report contains information on the capacity of residential aged care homes, their residents and resident characteristics, levels of dependency among residents, and admissions and separations. The year is particularly significant with the change over from the Resident Classification Scale to the Aged Care Funding Instrument for the appraisal and funding of residents.

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978 1 74024 932 4; Cat. no. AGE 58; 160pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
    • Introduction
  • Body section
    1. Aged care provision (47KB XLS)
      • 1.1 Operational places and packages
      • 1.2 State and territory variations
      • 1.3 Allocated places and packages to approved provider
    2. Residential aged care services (40KB XLS)
      • 2.1 Type of organisation providing services
    3. Patterns of use (154KB XLS)
      • 3.1 Usage rates
      • 3.2 Resident-occupied place-days
      • 3.3 Occupancy
      • 3.4 Length of stay
      • 3.5 Turnover
      • 3.6 Admissions and separations
    4. Resident characteristics (1.4MKB XLS)1
      • 4.1 Residents at 30 June 2008
      • 4.2 Newly admitted residents 2007-08
      • 4.3 Care levels of residents
  • End matter
    • Appendixes (106KB XLS)
      1. Additional time series data
      2. Population data
      3. Aged Care Funding Instrument
      4. Financial support arrangements
      5. Data and their limitations
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (2 September 2009) Table 4.35 has been revised on page 130. The corresponding text change in the publication related to paragraph 3 on page 46 which should now read:
    Diagnoses of dementia and other mental illnesses are recorded separately from other illnesses in the database. Excluding missing data, sixty three per cent of residents had at least one diagnosis of dementia.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. Residential aged care in Australia 2007-08: a statistical overview. Aged care statistics series no. 28. Cat. no. AGE 58. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468253>.