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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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During 2001-02, there were 3,869 residential aged care places in Tasmania. Of these, 3,781 were occupied by residents, with nearly three quarters of these residents being females (source: Department of Health and Ageing). Nearly half of residential aged care places were located in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region.

The Community Aged Care Program supports people who are eligible for residential care but have a preference to stay at home. In 2001-02, there were 696 Tasmanians receiving this support.


AGED CARE, Tasmanian local government areas - 2001-02

Residents(a)
Places
Average
occupancy
Community
packages(b)

Local government area

no.

no.

%

no.

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
102
107
84.5
-
Central Highlands
4
6
99.0
-
Clarence
441
452
97.9
32
Derwent Valley
57
57
99.1
7
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
22
25
92.0
15
Glenorchy
353
361
93.9
56
Hobart
524
529
95.6
121
Huon Valley
78
80
97.7
30
Kingborough
199
203
99.4
37
Sorell
32
32
99.4
23
Southern Midlands
18
19
91.8
5
Tasman
24
25
96.3
-
Total
1,854
1,896
95.8
326

Northern
Break O'Day
44
44
99.0
-
Dorset
50
50
98.6
-
Flinders
9
9
98.6
-
George Town
58
62
96.5
14
Launceston
626
637
98.7
185
Meander Valley
133
135
99.1
-
Northern Midlands
40
40
98.4
-
West Tamar
116
116
98.9
4
Total
1,076
1,093
98.7
203

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
136
137
97.8
-
Central Coast
236
238
99.1
50
Circular Head
50
55
90.4
6
Devonport
227
235
97.4
12
Kentish
28
31
97.5
3
King Island
14
14
89.6
-
Latrobe
35
37
94.3
36
Waratah/Wynyard
121
122
98.9
52
West Coast
4
11
52.7
8
Total
851
880
96.9
167

Tasmania

3,781

3,869

96.8

696

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Refers to the number of residents as at 30 June 2002.
(b) The Community Aged Care Package (CACP) Program provides a package of community care services to frail older people and people with disabilities who are eligible for residential care but have a preference to remain at home. Each package represents a client receiving support.

Source: Department of Health and Ageing.


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