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 2017, over 1 in 7 Australians were aged 65 years and over

In 2014–16, Australian men aged 65 could expect to live another 20 years and women another 22 years

In 2016, 1 in 3 older people were born overseas; the majority of these were born in a non-English speaking country

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