The Australian Government is working to reduce the number of younger people (under the age of 65) going into residential aged care, and to help younger people who are already in residential aged care to move into age-appropriate accommodation with the supports they need.
The Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy 2020–25 sets out to achieve this goal through the following targets, apart from in exceptional circumstances:
- no people under the age of 65 entering residential aged care by 2022
- no people under the age of 45 living in residential aged care by 2022
- no people under the age of 65 living in residential aged care by 2025
The dashboard below tracks the progress being made towards these targets, using the most recent data available.
For more information related to this initiative, see the Department of Health and Aged Care website.
For more information on younger people with disability living in residential aged care, see the National Disability Insurance Agency website.
For a downloadable summary of the information in this topic, view the Younger people in residential aged care factsheet.
Download the data.