Overview

Australia's older generation (those aged 65 and over) continues to grow in number and as a share of the population. The ageing of the population creates both pressures and opportunities for Australia's health and welfare sectors.

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Latest findings

In 2018–19, the average retirement age was 55 years, while the average intended retirement age was 66 years

In 2016–18, Australian men aged 65 could expect to live another 20 years and women another 23 years

At 30 June 2020, 1 in 6 Australians were aged 65 and over

GEN Aged Care Data

A dedicated website providing the latest data and information on aged care in Australia via a range of products and datasets. Managed by the AIHW.

More reports and statistics on older people can be found under Aged care, Dementia, Life expectancy & deaths and Palliative care services.