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Australia's welfare 2019: in brief 

Australia’s welfare 2019: in brief tells the story of welfare in Australia with key findings on housing, education and skills, employment and work, income and finance: government payments, social support, justice and safety, and Indigenous Australians.

Australia’s welfare 2019 is the 14th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition introduces a new format and expanded product suite:

Insights into vulnerabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over—2019 

This report presents information on the complex and varied needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over. It brings together data from a range of sources to identify potential factors that may be associated with vulnerability to abuse. The report covers demographic characteristics, along with information on outcomes and service use related to aged care, health and functioning, social and emotional wellbeing, housing and homelessness, financial circumstances, alcohol and substance use, traumatic life events and safety.

Insights into vulnerabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over—in brief is a companion to this report.

Pathways of younger people entering permanent residential aged care 

Aged care is generally provided on the basis of need, so sometimes it is used by even very young people. In permanent residential aged care, around 2,000 younger people (aged under 65) take up care every year. Their pathways into care are often short, but once in permanent care, their care needs vary considerably—from short stays due to palliative care to long stays due to common older age-related conditions.

GEN Aged Care Data: Commonwealth Home Support Program 

This dashboard brings together key figures in Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) data. Interactive graphs show data relating to characteristics of people using CHSP, well as information on the services provided under the CHSP including financial and time expenditure. The data have been updated through to the financial year 2017–18.

GEN Aged Care Data: My aged care region 

My Aged Care Region is an interactive dashboard that presents key aged care data on the Aged Care Planning Region (ACPR), and Primary Health Network (PHN) level. Users are invited to select an ACPR or PHN from a map, and graphs populate to show data relating to the characteristics of that region’s population, aged care places, and people using aged care. The data have been updated through to the financial year 2017–18.

GEN Aged Care Data: People using aged care 

This release on GEN reports on people using aged care and their characteristics. The data have been updated through to 30 June 2018. Interactive graphs and maps provide data at the national level and by state and territory, Aged Care Planning Region, and Primary Health Network.

GEN Aged Care Data: People's care needs in aged care 

This release on GEN reports on the care needs assessments of people in permanent residential aged care. The data have been updated through to 30 June 2018. Interactive graphs provide data at the national level, by state and territory, and by demographic characteristics.

Insights into vulnerabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over—in brief 

This report shows that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over have complex and varied needs. It brings together data from more than 20 sources to identify potential measures or factors which may be associated with vulnerability to abuse. The report covers demographic characteristics of this cohort, along with outcome and service use information related to aged care, health and functioning, social and emotional wellbeing, housing and homelessness, financial circumstances, alcohol and substance use, traumatic life events and safety.

GEN Aged Care Data: Government spending on aged care 

This GEN Aged Care Data release uses data from the 2019 Report on Government Services (RoGS) to report on Government spending on aged care services. The data has been updated for the financial year 2017–18. Analysis of Commonwealth and state funding on aged care services are included, with interactive graphs providing a breakdown of spending on different types of services.

GEN Aged Care Data: Services and places in aged care 

This GEN Aged Care Data release reports on the services that provide aged care and the number of places provided. The data has been updated through to 30 June 2018. Interactive graphs and maps provide data at the national level and by state and territory, Aged Care Planning Region, Primary Health Network and SA3. 

GEN Aged Care Data: Admissions into aged care 

This release on GEN reports on admissions into aged care, the characteristics of people entering aged care, and time elapsed between assessment and admission. The data have been updated through to the financial year 2016–17. Interactive graphs and maps provide data at the national level and by state and territory, Aged Care Planning Region, and Primary Health Network.

GEN Aged Care Data: People leaving aged care 

This release on GEN reports on people leaving aged care and their lengths of stay. The data have been updated through to the financial year 2016–17. Interactive graphs and maps provide data at the national level and by state and territory, Aged Care Planning Region, and Primary Health Network.

GEN Aged Care Data: Aged care data snapshot 2017 

This dashboard brings together key figures in aged care data. Interactive graphs show data relating to usage rates, assessments, people using aged care, and government spending. The data have been updated through to 30 June 2017.

GEN Aged Care Data: Services and places in aged care 

This GEN Aged Care Data release reports on the services providing aged care and the number of places provided. The data have been updated through to 30 June 2017. Interactive graphs and maps provide data at the national level and by state and territory, Aged Care Planning Region, Primary Health Network, and SA2.

GEN Aged Care Data: Government spending on aged care 

This GEN Aged Care Data release reports on government spending on aged care services. The data have been updated for the financial year 2016-17. Commonwealth and state funding are included. Interactive graphs provide data at the national level and by state and territory.

Pathways in Aged Care 2014: technical guide 

This document is designed to support users of the Pathways in Age Care (PIAC) link map. It provides an introduction to the linkage process that created it, describing the various data sources that can be brought together by the link map. It also provides guidance on using the data.

Pathways to permanent residential aged care in Australia: a Pathways in Aged Care (PiAC) analysis of people's aged care program use before first entry to permanent residential aged care in 2013–14 

Some 61,300 people first entered permanent residential aged care (PRAC) in 2013–14. While they used over 1,000 different combinations of other aged care in the preceding years, the most common pathway (used by 1 in 4 people) was through Home and Community Care (HACC). Many pathways showed a similar pattern of moving ‘up’ to progressively higher levels of support.