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GEN data: Admissions into aged care

July 2024

Confidentialised unit record file (CURF) with selected information about admissions into residential care, home care and transition care during the financial year. This CURF accompanies the Admissions into aged care topic.

Data are provided in a zipped file and include the following variables:

  • Date: year
  • Geography: state/territory, Aged Care Planning Region (ACPR)
  • Admission: care type, care level (for home care), first admission flag (for residential care and home care)
  • Recipient: age group, sex, Indigenous status, preferred language, country of birth

History of changes

  • Data for transition care are included in the residential care CURFs for 2013–14 to 2017–18 and 2018–19, and in the home care CURFs for 2019–20 and later. Transition care data were not available for 2021–22.
  • A flag indicating first admission to a care type was added to CURFs for 2017–18 and later, including the time series CURFs for residential care and transition care (2013–14 to 2017–18) and home care (2013–14 to 2017–18 and 2008–09 to 2018–19).
  • First admission flag for transition care is not available from 2020 onwards.
  • The counting method for home care admissions was amended following changes to the Home Care Packages Programme in 2016–17. Revised home care CURFs, for 2013–14 to 2017–18 and 2008–09 to 2018–19, were created using the amended method to support comparable time series analysis.
  • Superseded CURFs are not comparable with CURFs for 2019–20 and later for home care.
  • Short-term restorative care added to CURFs for 2022–23 or later.