Aged Care Snapshot: South Australia
journal contributionposted on 22.01.2019 by Helen Barrie, Kelly McDougall
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This report provides a snapshot of the most recently available aged care services data for South Australia. This data is sourced from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the 2018 Report of Government Services (ROGS 2018)5. The aged care services data explored include aged care service program usage rates and costs across all program types, program usage across different population groups (for example by age and sex) and across different regions of the state. Where possible South Australia’s aged care services data will be benchmarked against other states/territories and over time.
The report begins with overview of South Australia’s older population using ABS Census data. This provides a picture of people who either currently, or in the future are likely to use aged care services. This population data also helps to contextualise the aged care services data presented in the second half of the report.