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Nursing and residential care facilities, 2016

Released: 2018-12-18

The nursing and residential care facilities industry, covering public and privately-owned facilities, reported total operating revenue of $26.0 billion in 2016, up 3.6% from 2015.

Public facilities

In 2016, public facilities accounted for 59.9% of the industry's total operating revenue at $15.6 billion, an increase of 2.3% from the previous year.

Operating expenses rose 1.9% to $15.8 billion in 2016.

Salaries, wages, commissions and benefits made up almost three-quarters of the total operating expenses.

Private facilities

Total operating revenue for private facilities grew 5.5% to $10.4 billion in 2016.

Operating expenses totalled $9.3 billion, up 4.1% from 2015.

Salaries, wages, commissions and benefits accounted for the largest share of total operating expenses (54.9%).

The operating profit margin for this industry was 10.6% in 2016, up from 9.4% in 2015.

  Note to readers

The nursing and residential care facilities industry covers nursing care facilities, residential development handicap, mental health and substance abuse facilities, community care facilities for the elderly and other residential care facilities.

Separate estimates are published for both private and public facilities. Public facilities are owned by not-for-profit organizations, as well as by government.

Data for 2014 and 2015 have been revised.

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