The residential aged care database contains administrative by product data for the residential aged care since the Aged Care System Reforms of 1997. This is the source of data on residential aged care that is published in the AIHW Aged Care Statistics series. The database consists of a selection of files from the Department of Health and Aged Care warehouse – ACCMIS (Aged and Community Care Management Information System).

From 2013, this collection is effectively inactive, as relevant data are included in the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse.

Collection details

Temporal coverage 

30/6/1999 to 30/6/2012

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • Publications
  • Data cubes
  • Summary tables published in electronic form
  • Statistics

Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply).

Data scope 

All residents in residential aged care at the 1997 change and new admissions since then. The payment system from which the data is derived was developed from the Nursing home payment system. Consequently, a fuller history of clients with nursing home exposure is available but in general pre reform hostel detail is not available through ACCMIS.


Admin data


Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Available on request

External links and information 

GEN Aged Care Data website


[email protected]

*Data collection with restricted access