Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (226KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Foreword
    • Contributors
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations and symbols
    • Overview
  • Sections
    1. Demographic profile (334KB PDF)
      • Age, sex and cultural diversity
      • The changing demographic profile
    2. Social and economic context (518KB PDF)
      • Marital status and living arrangements
      • Housing
      • Transport
      • Workforce participation
      • Retiring from paid work
      • Community and civic participation
      • Providing care
      • Social participation and leisure
      • Use of technology
      • Income, wealth and expenditure
      • Age Pension and superannuation
      • Intergenerational transfers within families
    3. Health and functioning (513KB PDF)
      • Ageing and health risk factors
      • Life expectancy, health status and causes of death
      • Disability
      • Burden of disease
      • Cardiovascular disease
      • Cancer
      • Diabetes mellitus
      • Respiratory disease
      • Mental health
      • Osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions
      • Dementia
      • Vision problems
      • Oral health
    4. Use of health and aged care services (502KB PDF)
      • The Australian health and welfare systems
      • Care needs and sources of care
      • General practitioner services
      • Use of pharmaceuticals
      • Dental services
      • Hospital use
      • Reasons for admission to hospital
      • Aged care assessment
      • Home and Community Care Program
      • Community Aged Care Packages
      • Extended Aged Care at Home and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia packages
      • Respite care
      • Residential aged care: resident profiles
      • Residential aged care: patterns of supply and use
    5. Special population groups (385KB PDF)
      • Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
      • People from non-English-speaking countries
      • Older people in regional and remote communities
      • Older veterans
  • End matter (528KB PDF)
    • Appendix tables
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures