Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapters
    • Main features 
    • The data and its limitations
    • Section 1: Population and residential aged care service capacity
      Population data in this section are derived from population estimates compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Other data are derived from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care database on approved residential aged care facilities for the aged as at 30 June 1998.
    • Section 2: Residents and their characteristics 
      These tables are based on those residents in residential aged care facilities at 30 June 1998. Some basic characteristics of the residents are presented.
    • Section 3: Admissions and separations
      These tables refer to admissions and separations from residential aged care facilities between 1 January and 30 June 1998. An individual can have more than one admission during the period. Transfers are excluded from the tables in this section.
    • Section 4: Characteristics of newly admitted residents 
      These tables in this section refer to people who were admitted to residential aged care facilities during the period from 1 January to 30 June 1998.
    • Section 5: Resident dependency
      The tables in this section describe dependency levels among the residents in residential aged care facilities. Resident dependency levels are based on the Resident Classification Scale, which classifies residents into eight categories. Category 1 represents the highest dependency level and category 8 the lowest.
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • References