GEN – aged care data website

Today the Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Aged Care, launched the ‘GEN – aged care data’ website.

15 Aug 2017

The website was developed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Department of Health. It is interactive and reports data and information about aged care in Australia and includes:

  • Quick overviews of key facts and figures
  • Filters to help explore information more deeply
  • In-depth region profiles, covering demographic characteristics, the capacity to provide community or residential aged care, and the characteristics of people in care in that region
  • Deeper analysis of the data that underpins each topic is available
  • Links to other publications and data resources.

The key variables include:

  • People in aged care: their age, sex, marital status, location, self-reported indigenous status, language spoken at home, and country of birth
  • Service providers and facilities: ownership type, location, number of places (by service provider or facility) and operational status
  • Type of aged care service received, and care needs and conditions that affect care needs
  • Payments made to providers and the number of claim days, hours of care provided and care type or level, where applicable
  • Entries to and exits from aged care, including reason for exiting.

The Minister’s media release is available here.  This video was played at the launch and some of the carers and residents in the video were at the launch – they are from St Andrews Village in Canberra.