Online version of the 2013-14 Department of Health Annual Report

Outcome 4: Aged Care and Population Ageing

Access to quality and affordable aged care and carer support services for older people, including through subsidies and grants, industry assistance, training and regulation of the aged care sector

Page last updated: 31 October 2014

Ministerial responsibility for aged care transferred to the Department of Social Services (DSS) consistent with the Administrative Arrangements Order announced by the Prime Minister on 18 September 2013.

For information on related activities and results against performance targets, refer to the 2013-14 DSS annual report.

Outcome 4 – Financial Resource Summary

The table below details budget estimates and actual expenses for Outcome 4 for the period July to September 2013.

(A) Budget Estimate 1 2013-14
$’000
(B) Actual 2013-14
$’000
Variation (Column B minus Column A)
$’000
Programme 4.1: Access and Information 2
Administered Expenses
Ordinary Annual Services (Annual Appropriation Bill 1)
21,126
21,127
1
Departmental Expenses
Departmental Appropriation 3
3,635
4,224
589
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the current year 4
182
197
15
Total for Programme 4.1
24,943
25,548
605
Programme 4.2: Home Support 2
Administered Expenses
Ordinary Annual Services (Annual Appropriation Bill 1)
614,045
617,435
3,390
Departmental Expenses
Departmental Appropriation 3
8,714
10,122
1,408
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the current year 4
435
472
37
Total for Programme 4.2
623,194
628,029
4,835
Programme 4.3: Home Care 2
Administered Expenses
Ordinary Annual Services (Annual Appropriation Bill 1)
Special appropriations
Aged Care Act 1997 – Community Care Subsidies
150,369
150,369
Aged Care Act 1997 – Flexible Care Subsidies
143,033
143,033
Departmental Expenses
Departmental Appropriation 3
4,639
5,389
750
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the current year 4
733
1,570
837
Total for Programme 4.3
298,774
300,361
1,587
Programme 4.4: Residential and Flexible Care 2
Administered Expenses
Ordinary Annual Services (Annual Appropriation Bill 1)
13,597
20,305
6,708
Special appropriations
Aged Care Act 1997 – Flexible Care Subsidies
81,170
81,170
Aged Care Act 1997 – Residential Care Subsidies
2,043,805
2,043,805
Departmental Expenses
Departmental Appropriation 3
9,968
11,578
1,610
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the current year 4
998
1,858
860
Total for Programme 4.4
2,149,538
2,158,716
9,178
Programme 4.5: Workforce and Quality
Administered Expenses
Ordinary Annual Services (Annual Appropriation Bill 1)
30,788
30,802
14
Departmental Expenses
Departmental Appropriation 3
29,609
33,859
4,250
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the current year 4
1,454
1,581
127
Total for Programme 4.5
61,851
66,242
4,391
Programme 4.6: Ageing and Service Improvement
Administered Expenses
Ordinary Annual Services (Annual Appropriation Bill 1)
15,082
14,221
( 861)
Special appropriations
National Health Act 1953 – Continence Aids Program
51,878
54,208
2,330
Departmental Expenses
Departmental Appropriation 3
6,583
7,646
1,063
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the current year 4
829
1,675
846
Total for Programme 4.6
74,372
77,750
3,378
Outcome 4 Totals by appropriation type
Administered Expenses
Ordinary Annual Services (Annual Appropriation Bill 1)
694,638
703,890
9,252
Special appropriations
2,470,255
2,472,585
2,330
Departmental Expenses
Departmental Appropriation 3
63,148
72,818
9,670
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the current year 4
4,631
7,353
2,722
Total Expenses for Outcome 4
3,232,672
3,256,646
23,974
Average Staffing Level (Number)
308
305
( 3)

1Budgeted appropriations taken from the 2014-15 Health Portfolio Budget Statements and re-aligned to the 2013-14 programme group structure.

2This programme includes National Partnerships paid to State and Territory Governments by the Treasury as part of the Federal Financial Relations (FFR) Framework.

3Departmental appropriation combines ‘Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill 1)’ and ‘Revenue from independent sources (s31)’.

4’Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year’ is made up of depreciation expense, amortisation, make good expense and audit fees. This estimate also includes approved operating losses – please refer to the departmental financial statements for further information. Some reclassifications have been made to the Budget estimates to more accurately reflect the allocation of departmental depreciation by outcome.