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released: 17 Apr 2013 author: AIHW media release

Many older Australians report a desire to age in place. This bulletin explores the relationship between this desire and the housing circumstances of older Australians of different tenure types; that is, those who own their home outright, those paying a mortgage and those who rent their home either privately or through social housing.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-417-3; Cat. no. AUS 169; 20pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
    • What are 'older households'?
    • What does 'tenure type' refer to?
  • Overview
    • The ageing of the Australian population
    • Older households and housing requirements
  • Reasons for staying or moving
    • Reasons for staying
    • Reasons for moving
    • Age and mobility in social housing
    • Satisfaction as a reason to move or stay
  • Length of tenure and mobility
  • Discussion
    • A summary of findings
    • Intention versus desire
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Verso page

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. The desire to age in place among older Australians. AIHW bulletin no. 114. Cat. no. AUS 169. Canberra: AIHW.