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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using aged care

On the 30th of June 2019 there were almost 142,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were aged 50 years or over. Although accounting for a small proportion of the total population receiving aged care services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a lower life expectancy compared with non-Indigenous people and consequently, are more likely to use aged care services earlier in life than non-Indigenous people. It is therefore important to understand the characteristics and needs of Indigenous Australians using aged care and how they use these services.


The following dashboard presents key figures on the services that provide aged care to Indigenous Australians, the characteristics of Indigenous Australians using aged care and the care needs and health conditions of Indigenous Australians using aged care.

To download and print, click on the 'Download' button at the bottom right of the dashboard. Select 'pdf' and set the paper size to A4 and the scaling to 60%.