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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

Notes and corrections

  1. (3 May 2013) The correct version of this bulletin is available above. This replaces and earlier version that was added to the website on 17 April 2013.
    Previous version: The desire to age in place among older Australians: volume 1 reasons for staying or moving (980KB PDF)

Recommended citation

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

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