National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a leading health and welfare statistics agency in Australia, regarded as international leaders in this field.

The AIHW improves the health and welfare of all Australians by providing information and statistics that can be trusted and used with confidence. Research on the health of our community can help shape and improve the health and welfare services and programs on offer and the high-quality, independent evidence is used by many to improve policies and services on health and welfare issues and topics, including  expenditure, hospitals, disease, injury, mental health, ageing, homelessness, housing, disability, child protection, and the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse is an independent and central repository of national aged care data. You can access the data that is held in the Clearinghouse through the GEN aged care data website. Holdings are complex and include a relational database comprising more than 60 tables, most relating to aged care programs operating under the Aged Care Act 1997. The holdings include activity data for residential aged care programs, community-based aged care packages, Transition Care Program, Aged Care Assessment Program, Aged Care Funding Instrument, and Home and Community Care. They also include recipient details, payment subsidies and service (facility and provider) details. Data are refreshed annually (including full replacement of historical data) by the Department of Health with data sourced from the Department of Human Services payment systems, centralised client record systems and minimum datasets.