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

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

In 2016, over 1 in 3 older people were born overseas; the most common regions of birth were Europe and South-East Asia

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.