Overview

Australia's older generation (those aged 65 and over) continues to grow and is projected to more than double by 2057. The ageing of the population creates both pressures and opportunities for Australia's health and welfare sectors.

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

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.

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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

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

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

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