Care Home Census
Data and Resources
Average Weekly ChargesCSV
The average weekly charges for self funders, publicly funded and all funded...
Percentage of Long Stay Residents by Length of ...CSV
The percentage of long stay residents by length of their stay on council area...
Average Age of ResidentsCSV
The mean and median age of residents, as well as at the time of admission and...
Average Length of StayCSV
The mean and median length of stay across all sectors at council area and...
Admissions, Discharges and DeathsCSV
The number of admissions, discharges and deaths for different clientele...
The occupancy for various clientele groups across the local authority and NHS...
Sources of FundingCSV
The percentage of residents aged 65 and above that are self-funded, funded by...
Percentage of Residents by Health CharacteristicsCSV
The percentage of residents by various health characteristics and those...
Percentage of Residents by Demographic ...CSV
The percentage of residents by age and sex across all sectors at council...
Number of Residents by Health Characteristics CSV
The number of residents by various health characteristics and those requiring...
Number of Residents by Demographic ...CSV
The number of residents by age and sex across all sectors at Scotland level....
Residents by Type of StayCSV
The number of residents by their type of stay (long/short/respite stay)...
Number of Care HomesCSV
The number of care homes across various sectors and clientele groups at...
Registered Care Home PlacesCSV
The number of registered places in care homes for different clientele groups...
Rate of Care Home PlacesCSV
The rate of registered places in care homes per 1000 people population for...
|Source||Care Homes Census Data 2007 – 2017|
|Author||Health & Social Care Team|
|Last Updated||April 7, 2020, 13:43 (BST)|
|Created||April 30, 2019, 13:54 (BST)|
|Contact Address||Care Homes Census, Health & Social Care Team,Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB.|
|Subject||Care Home Information|
|Time frame of data and timeliness||The latest annual care home census data as at 2017-03-31 were provided in July 2017 to ISD Scotland from the Care Inspectorate. ISD Scotland released the data on 11 September 2018. The release of this publication was delayed as finalising Information Governance permissions took longer than anticipated. The data could not be released until this process was completed.|
|Coverage||Scotland and Local Authority Level since 2007. Data on source of funding is available for 2017.|
|Completeness||86% of adult care homes submitted data. Data not submitted by adult care homes are estimated by ISD Scotland. Some data items are mandatory and so are 100% complete, whereas other data items are non-mandatory and so are incompletely recorded (e.g. only 17% of CHI numbers are recorded for long stay residents by the care homes).|
|Accuracy||The Care Insepectorate's eForms system automatically validates some of the data submitted by care homes. E.g. a care home cannot submit data unless the number of residents at the start of the financial year equals the number of residents at the end of the financial year plus the number of admissions during the financial year, minus the number of deaths and discharges during the financial year. However there are known issues with the data, e.g. discharge dates are not always recorded (in part 2 of the census which asks for data at individual long stay resident level), and so some deceased residents and some residents who were discharged alive, are incorrectly included. This was discovered for the first time when ISD CHI-seeded the 2017 care home census individual level long stay resident records then matched them to death dates from National Records Scotland.|
|Continuity of data||From 2000-2009, census forms were submitted in paper format. As of 2010, the Care Inspectorate (formerly the Care Commission) collects the data on behalf of the Scottish Government using their eForms system. The data items collected have largely remained the same.|
|Concepts and definitions||Please see the Care Home Census data supplier guidance. (http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/ScottishCareHomeCensusB) Long Stay Residents are those whose intention when admitted to an adult care home was to stay there for more than six weeks, regardless of how long they actually stay. Residents whose intention when admitted to an adult care home was to stay there for fewer than six weeks are counted as Short Stay Residents, and the reason for the short stay was not for respite relief. If a resident stays for longer than 6 weeks they are counted as a long stay resident instead. Residents who stay in an adult care home to provide respite or holiday relief to them and/or their carer are Respite Residents. A period of respite is normally one night or one weekend or a few weeks at most.|
|Disclosure||The following disclosure control methods have been applied to the data: ISD protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol (https://www.isdscotland.org/About-ISD/Confidentiality/disclosure_protocol_v3.pdf) and the Scottish Government’s privacy notice (http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/ScottishCareHomeCensusB).|
|Revision statement||There are no revisions to this publication.|
|Official statistics designation||National Statistics|
|Relevance and key uses of the statistics||The statistics are used by the Scottish Government, local authorities, private and voluntary service providers, academics and members of the public to get a clear picture of care home provision across Scotland and to plan the provision of care home places in the future.|
The number of care home residents aged 65+ supported by local authorities and those receiving free nursing and personal care. (Note that the Scottish Care Home Census includes all adult care home data regardless of funding source and age).