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GEN data: People leaving aged care

July 2024

Confidentialised unit record file (CURF) with selected information about people leaving residential care, home care and transition care during the financial year. This CURF accompanies the People leaving 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, discharge reason, length of stay (days and months)
  • 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 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.
  • The counting method for home care exits was amended following changes to the Home Care Packages Programme in 2016–17. Revised home care CURFs, for 2013–14 to 2017–18, were created using the amended method to support comparable time series analysis.
  • Home care level is not available for exits from 2017–18 onwards, including the revised home care CURFs for 2013–14 to 2017–18.
  • Superseded CURFs are not comparable with CURFs for 2019–20 and later for home care.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.