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.
of Australians (3.7 million) were aged 65 and over in 2016; expected to grow to 22% (8.7 million) by 2056
of people aged 65 and over did not smoke in 2014–15
of people aged 65 and over reported being sufficiently active in the previous week
older Australians did not use aged care services in 2014–15
of people aged 65 and over were fully vaccinated in 2014–15
of older Australians owned their own home in 2013–14
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