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Definition

Number of people aged 70 years and over plus Indigenous people aged 50-69 years, receiving aged care services in community settings or residential settings

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of individuals using residential aged care or community-based aged programs during the 12 months to 30 June
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Denominator
Population aged 70 years or over plus Indigenous people aged 50–69 years at 30 June
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Computation

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, residential aged care, residential respite, Transition Care, multi-purpose services and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Strategy.

State and territory remoteness is based on location of service provider, except for the HACC program …

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Disaggregation

2008–09 and 2009–10—State and territory, by each program (and total), by:

  • age group (50-69 (HACC only); 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90 years and over)
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

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, residential aged care, residential respite, Transition Care, multi-purpose services and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Strategy.

State and territory remoteness is based on location of service provider, except for the HACC program where state or territory is based on the location of the HACC agency and the remoteness category is based on the postcode of the care recipient.

Presented as a number and per 1,000

Numerators
Number of individuals using residential aged care or community-based aged programs during the 12 months to 30 June
Denominators
Population aged 70 years or over plus Indigenous people aged 50–69 years at 30 June
Disaggregation

2008–09 and 2009–10—State and territory, by each program (and total), by:

  • age group (50-69 (HACC only); 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90 years and over)
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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