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Diversity in housing experiences and their correlates for New Zealand adults aged 75+ and 65-74 years

Affordable housing Housing for older people Retirement income Retirement New Zealand

This report considered the housing situation of New Zealanders aged 65–74 and 75 years plus using data from the Health, Work and Retirement longitudinal study. 

Key findings:

Both age groups were generally well-housed and happy in their homes. However, there was an association of poor housing conditions with poor mental health, lower quality of life, and increased falls. Poor housing conditions include a lack of neighbourhood satisfaction, accessibility, and trust (in neighbours). Due to the clear pattern of relationships shown between wellbeing and housing in older age, more planning must be put into the provision of appropriate quality housing and neighbourhoods for an ageing population.

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