My aged care website & region tool
GEN is a comprehensive “one–stop shop” for data and information about aged care services in Australia.
About GEN: gen up on the aged care journey
GEN is a comprehensive “one–stop shop” for data and information about aged care services in Australia. It reports on capacity and activity in the aged care system focusing on the people, their care assessments and the services they use.
GEN is designed to cater for all levels of users, from students looking for information for assignments, right through to data modellers and actuaries. The data and information is presented at different levels. Each section begins with an overview and fast facts of the topic and is followed with greater detail and the option of interacting with the data.
The data that underpins each topic is available for further analysis and additional data, not necessarily displayed in a topic, is available in the Analyse section. If there is a need for data which isn’t available on GEN, it is possible to request the data.
GEN gives access to the data and information from the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse (NACDC) which is managed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The AIHW coordinates data collected from various agencies and departments, and creates data sets for examination. It is Australia’s only central, independent repository of national aged care data. The National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse was established in 2013, with the aim of increasing the availability, accessibility and coordination of aged care data. It contains metadata and enables information management development and improved consistency across aged care data sets.
The AIHW and the Department of Health have worked together to develop GEN as part of continuous quality improvement for the NACDC.
To access the website, click here.
My aged care region tool
Aged care services in Australia are funded and delivered in regions called Aged Care Planning Regions (ACPRs). There are 73 ACPRs across Australia.
In this My aged care region tool, you can explore data about the population of your region, the provision of aged care services, and the people who receive these services.
To view and use the tool, – click here.