Menu
News

ABS age data shows Australians are getting older

AUSTRALIANS are getting older. They are also flocking to Victoria and Queensland, and away from every other state and territory.

Data from the Bureau of Statistics shows Australia's population is continuing to age, with implications for health budgets, the size of the working-age population, housing and demand for skilled labour.

Since 1995, the proportion of Australia's population aged 65 years or older has jumped from 11.9 per cent to 15 per cent.

Over the same period, the proportion aged under 15 years has fallen from 21.5 per cent to 18.8 per cent.

The median age of Australians - the age at which half the population is older and half is younger - has increased from 34 years to 37 years.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au
 

Topics:  aging population australian bureau of statistics


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Firefighters' open day ignites interest

PREPARED: The Wilson family watched fire-fighter Sam Hope suit up into a chemical suit during a demonstration.

THE Roma Fire station opened its doors to the public on Wednesday.

Expert raised contamination concerns at Linc site

The court heard from geologist Gary Love, who alerted Linc to potential contamination problems at the Chinchilla site.

He warned the company about groundwater risks

Saleyards experience huge cattle sales

Bianca Brits and Carly Edwards from AAM Roma in the saleyards.

Saleyards turn over 12,000 cattle in one day.

Local Partners