Aged Care Statistics
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6.4 per cent of Australians over the age of 65 live in an aged care home.
On 30 June 2016, 175,989 people were living permanently in an aged care home.
The average age (on entry) was 82.0 for men, 84.5 for women.
The average length of time in an aged care home was 34.7 months.
50 per cent or more of residents in an aged care home have been diagnosed with dementia.
On June 30, 2016, there were 2,669 aged care homes in Australia.
Source: Department of Health, 2016
In the financial year 2017-18:
- $12.2 billion - almost 70 per cent - of aged care expenditure was on residential aged
- Two thirds of aged care consumers accessed basic support at home.
- More than 3.5 million visits to the My Aged Care website and 1.4 million calls answered by the MAC call centre
- There were more than 880 approved providers of residential aged care and more than 870 approved providers of home care packages
- More than 1,450 organisations were funded to deliver Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services and overall, there were 783,043 CHSP clients across 2017-18
- 556 funded CHSP organisations and 2,522 residential aged care homes delivered respite care
- $262 million was spent on CHSP grants and $349.6 million in residential subsidies and supplements
- There were 53 operational Short-Term Restorative Care services being delivered by 37 approved providers
- Funding of $35.6 million was provided to 35 services under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Program
- The National Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services provided support to 15,499 cases for family carers, primary and acute care staff and aged care providers to improve the quality of life of a person living with dementia
Source: Department of Health, 2018