Ageing population

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Ageing society
Aging society
Population ageing
NARROWER TERMS


Working paper

New population projections for Australia and the States and Territories, with a particular focus on population ageing

This paper presents new population projections for Australia and the states and territories for the period 2021-2041. The paper describes the input data used, projection assumptions made, and an outline of the projection model.
Working paper

Ageing and the long-run fiscal sustainability of health care across levels of government

The objective of this paper is to provide order-of-magnitude estimates of the possible effects of population ageing on government finances across OECD countries, and to discuss reforms to fiscal federalism and intergovernmental relations with the purpose of funding expenditures at all levels of government.
Report

National elder abuse prevalence study: final report

As part of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians, the Attorney-General’s Department commissioned the most extensive empirical examination of elder abuse in Australia to date, the National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study. This report presents the findings of that research program.
Report

Our ageing population: how ageing affects health and care need in England

England’s population is ageing. In the next 25 years, the number of people older than 85 will double to 2.6 million. Does the ageing population mean an inevitable rise in demand and the costs of care? As this report explores, the reality is more subtle...
Policy report

Unfinished business: practical policies for better care at home

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety heard distressing stories about the problems with aged care, and made sweeping reform recommendations. This report shows how that money would improve the lives of older people who need support at home.
Policy report

Tax and the fertility freefall: children, care and the Intergenerational Report

This paper argues that Australia should invest in financial support for parental care time for all children, with options suited to both parents, for at least the first 12 months after birth, and for universal public childcare for all children.
Briefing paper

Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce: insights from recent research

Older Australians are a critical part of the workforce and economy. This brief outlines evidence as to why employers need better strategies to seize the opportunities that an older workforce presents, and turn it to their competitive advantage.
Discussion paper

Silver tsunami or silver lining? Why we should not fear an ageing population

Media reports and political discourse on our ageing population often adopt a tone of panic. This discussion paper untangles the facts from the myths, so that Australians can look afresh at the population ageing issue – less from a perspective of panic than one of...
Report

Exploring the economic value embedded in housing built to universal design principles

Pragmatic housing design features are vital to enable older people to stay home longer, have greater independence and reduce the cost of age care services. This report urges policymakers to reconsider the best forms of capital expenditure to support the delivery of public care services...
Report

What Australians think of ageing and aged care

Prepared for the Royal Commission by Roy Morgan, this report outlines findings from a survey of 10,000 people, seeking their views on ageing and aged care.
Briefing paper

Home for good: communities for wellbeing

This briefing paper explores ways to build ‘communities for wellbeing.’ By this, Per Capita means the ways in which good housing outcomes extend beyond individual housing circumstances to the context of neighbourhood and broader community.
Report

They look after you, you look after them: community attitudes to ageing and aged care

Prepared for the Royal Commission by Ipsos, this paper is the result of 35 focus groups and 30 in-depth interviews conducted during July-September 2019 about attitudes to ageing and aged care.
Guide

Is your health service age-friendly?

This guide was developed to help health service boards, clinicians, executive teams, staff and community members assess, plan and contribute to the establishment of an age-friendly health service.
Briefing paper

Home for good: social housing for an ageing population

In the context of declining home ownership and growing housing insecurity among older Australians, this paper asks whether social housing can provide the three critical functions of home (asset, gateway and expression) as people age.
Briefing paper

Home for good: improving the private rental market for older Australians

This policy brief, the second in a series looking at housing options for an ageing population, explores and proposes new and innovative pathways for housing, including private rental housing.
Working paper

Sustainable and equitable pensions with means testing in ageing economies

A means-tested pension system has a distinct feature that tailors the level of pension benefits according to individual status.
Briefing paper

Home for good

This policy brief is intended to restore the idea of home as both a psychological and social asset to our discourse on housing, rather than just a financial asset. It is specifically concerned with the role of the home as we age, positing that successful...
Report

From saving to spending: a proposal to convert retirement account balances into automatic and flexible income

Retirement systems across the world are dealing with the same issues and coming to many of the same conclusions. Converting retirement savings balances into a stream of retirement income is one of the most difficult financial decisions that households need to make. This paper prosposes...
Transcript

Speech: the economic impacts of ageism

This speech was delivered by Per Capita Executive Director, Emma Dawson, to the COTA Australia National Policy Forum, hosted by the National Press Club on 13 June 2019.
Report

Australia's ageing population: understanding the fiscal impacts over the next decade

This report builds on the 2015 Intergenerational Report by providing a detailed analysis of the impacts of an ageing population on revenue and spending over the next decade.