Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2007) Older Australia at a glance (fourth edition), AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 10 June 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2007). Older Australia at a glance (fourth edition). Canberra: AIHW.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Older Australia at a glance (fourth edition). AIHW, 2007.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Older Australia at a glance (fourth edition). Canberra: AIHW; 2007.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2007, Older Australia at a glance (fourth edition), AIHW, Canberra.
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Australia's population is ageing and as baby boomers move into old age this trend is set to gather greater momentum over the next three decades. Significant changes will flow to all aspects of social and economic life as both the number and proportion of older people in the community increase. This fourth edition of Older Australians at a glance provides insights into the diversity of the older population of Australia, where they are living, what they are doing, how healthy they are and the services they are using. In 2011 the Department of Health and Ageing asked the AIHW to update tables and figures for three sections of the report: Section 1 - Demographic profile; Section 2 - Social and economic context; and Section 5 – Special population groups. These tables and figures can be found on the additional material tab on this web page. There is no accompanying analysis of the data presented in this material.
This 4th edition of Older Australia at a glance describes the characteristics and circumstances of Australia’s 2.7
million older Australians using key statistics in relation to 45 topics or areas of interest. This edition differs from previous ones (AIHW 1997; AIHW: Gibson et al. 1999; AIHW 2002b) in several ways. Firstly, this version looks to future generations of older people, by including information on those now aged 50 to 64 years, providing potential insights into how future cohorts of older people may be similar or different from current cohorts.
Secondly, this edition reflects the more sophisticated approaches which are increasingly evident in both policy and research directed at understanding personal and population ageing, by incorporating a broader range of topics on transport use; use of technology; intergenerational transfers within families; vision problems; oral health; dental services; and Extended Aged Care at Home. In keeping with this more comprehensive approach, other pre-existing topics have been expanded to include new material on social and community participation; superannuation; wealth and expenditure; and each of the National Health Priority Areas.
Preliminary material (226KB PDF): Foreword; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and symbols; Overview
End matter (528KB PDF): Appendix tables; References; List of tables; List of figures
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