- ‘The workforce is predominantly female, although males have increased their share in residential facilities. In both residential and community sectors, males now comprise 10 per cent of the direct care workforce.’ (p.xv)
- ‘Job satisfaction is high across all areas except for pay’. (p. xv)
The Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey informs workforce planning on issues surrounding the recruitment and retention, training and education, carer development and employment conditions of the aged care workforce. It provides a comprehensive profile of the aged care workforce which spans almost a decade.
The 2012 report incorporates data from Departmental funded census and surveys conducted in 2003 (residential aged care) and 2007 (residential and community aged care).
The results of the 2012 Census and Survey are outlined in the 2012 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey – The Aged Care Workforce, 2012 – Final Report’.
The report can be downloaded here.