70 years and over (for the total population), 50 to 69 years (for the Indigenous population)
Services included are: Home and Community Care (HACC), Veterans’ Home Care (VHC), Community Aged Care Packages (CACP), Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH), EACH Dementia (EACH-D), residential aged care, residential respite and Transition Care.
There are two different presentations for this indicator:
Presentation 1: Numerator only
Presentation 2: 1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for each program.
Number of individuals using residential aged care or community-based aged care programs during the 12 months to 30 June
Numerator data elements:
Population aged 70 years and over (or 50 to 69 years for Indigenous Australians)
Denominator data elements:
Disaggregation data elements:
Specified disaggregation: State/territory by age group, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Available disaggregation: State/territory by age group, Indigenous status and remoteness area.
Remoteness area is based on the location of the service provider, except for the HACC program where state/territory is based on the location of the HACC agency and the remoteness category is based on the postcode of the care recipient.
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2008-09.
When will 2008-09 data be available: September-November 2009.
Department of Health and Ageing/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:
Data linkage methodology would need to be developed to estimate the number of individuals receiving aged care services across aged care programs (i.e. people can receive services across multiple programs both concurrently and sequentially).
Other issues caveats:
Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations.
Completeness of Indigenous status varies across data collections.
People can receive services across multiple programs both concurrently and sequentially, therefore the number of unique individuals will be less that the total number of people receiving services from each program.
Inclusion of Veterans' Home Care (VHC) data pending advice from Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).