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Table 1 Characteristics of people admitted to Aged Care Services in 2008–09 and 2015–16

From: Trends in the utilisation of aged care services in Australia, 2008–2016

  Home care Residential care Transition care
2008–09 2015–16 Permanent Respite 2008–09 2015–16
2008–09 2015–16 2008–09 2015–16   
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
All 23340 100.0 44074 100.0 69171 100 72126 100.0 56524 100 73335 100 12571 100.0 24270 100.0
Gendera
 Female 15478 66.3 27994 63.5 43337 62.7 43525 60.3 34642 61.3 43592 59.4 8127 64.6 14998 61.8
 Male 7862 33.7 16050 36.4 25834 37.3 28601 39.7 21882 38.7 29743 40.6 4444 35.4 9272 38.2
Age groupa
 65–79 7755 33.2 15408 35.0 18367 26.6 19006 26.4 16991 30.1 20329 27.7 4582 36.4 9532 39.3
 80–89 11774 50.4 20809 47.2 36020 52.1 34595 48.0 28971 51.3 35119 47.9 6259 49.8 11226 46.3
 ≥ 90 3811 16.3 7853 17.8 14783 21.4 18525 25.7 10562 18.7 17887 24.4 1730 13.8 3512 14.5
Indigenous Status
 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 530 2.3 587 1.3 412 0.6 699 1.0 573 1.0 976 1.3 125 1.0 220 0.9
 Neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander 22797 97.7 22240 50.5 68651 99.2 71413 99.0 55950 99.0 72359 98.7 12446 99.0 24050 99.1
 Unspecified 13 0.1 21247 48.2 108 0.2 14 < 0.1 1 < 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Country of Birth
 Australia 15606 66.9 28046 63.6 49350 71.3 49616 68.8 40409 71.5 50343 68.6 8529 67.8 16461 67.8
 Non-English- speaking countries 4588 19.7 9669 21.9 11044 16.0 13330 18.5 8751 15.5 13910 19.0 2403 19.1 4766 19.6
 Other English- speaking countries 3047 13.1 5445 12.4 8478 12.3 8960 12.4 7210 12.8 8824 12.0 1580 12.6 2945 12.1
 Not stated 99 0.4 914 2.1 299 0.4 220 0.3 154 0.3 258 0.4 59 0.5 98 0.4
Language
 English 20646 88.5 36034 81.8 62682 90.6 65514 90.8 51446 91.0 66321 90.4 11179 88.9 21931 90.4
 Other languages 2651 11.4 5147 11.7 6406 9.3 6532 9.1 5016 8.9 6945 9.5 1371 10.9 2309 9.5
 Not stated 43 0.2 2893 6.6 83 0.1 80 0.1 62 0.1 69 0.1 21 0.2 30 0.1
State
 Australian Capital Territory 439 1.9 829 1.9 751 1.1 1,155 1.6 936 1.7 737 1.0 220 1.8 332 1.4
 New South Wales 8174 35.0 13890 31.5 24452 35.4 24718 34.3 22172 39.2 28830 39.3 4132 32.9 7636 31.5
 Northern Territory 274 1.2 545 1.2 198 0.3 170 0.2 357 0.6 396 0.5 86 0.7 121 0.5
 Queensland 4332 18.6 9628 21.8 11938 17.3 13197 18.3 7394 13.1 9332 12.7 2044 16.3 4850 20.0
 South Australia 1883 8.1 3631 8.2 6234 9.0 6189 8.6 5335 9.4 7879 10.7 1202 9.6 2050 8.4
 Tasmania 538 2.3 998 2.3 1852 2.7 2032 2.8 1939 3.4 2188 3.0 340 2.7 595 2.5
 Victoria 5234 22.4 10109 22.9 17855 25.8 18825 26.1 14494 25.6 19945 27.2 3729 29.7 6529 26.9
 Western Australia 2466 10.6 4440 10.1 5835 8.4 5840 8.1 3848 6.8 4028 5.5 818 6.5 2157 8.9
  1. aIn the home care group there are 30 (< 0.1%) individuals with unspecified gender and 4 (< 0.1%) with unspecified age in 2015–16. In the permanent residential care group there is 1 (< 0.1%) with unspecified age in 2008–09. In the transition group, there is 125 (1%) with unspecified age in 2008–09 and 220 (0.9%) with unspecified age in 2015–16