Social and economic engagement

Older Australians are a vital part of the economy through their continued engagement in the workforce and, post-retirement, through their incomes and assets. They also contribute valuably to society by participating in family and community life: volunteering, community work and caring for family. This ongoing social and economic engagement has many benefits for both them (in promoting healthy ageing) and the wider community. 

1 in 10

older Australians are employed

7 in 10

older Australians own their own home

3 in 10

older Australians volunteered their time within the last 12 months

6 in 10

older Australians have weekly contact with family and friends