Social & 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 8

older Australians are employed

3 in 4

older Australians own their own home

1 in 5

older Australians volunteered their time within the last 12 months

3 in 4

older Australians had participated in one or more recreational activities away from home in the past 12 months