Age-Friendly Resources – Key Demographic Information about Older Queenslanders
The Queensland Government has developed age-friendly resources in accordance with the World Health Organization’s age-friendly cities model.
The Queensland: an age-friendly community domain information Queensland: an age-friendly community domain information provides guidance on how to achieve each of the eight age-friendly domains with practical examples.
Queensland Seniors Fact Sheets
Five fact sheets have been developed in collaboration with the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office (QGSO) to provide key demographic information about older Queenslanders including:
- Executive Summary Executive Summary
- Economic Security Economic Security
- Housing Housing
- Population Population
- Social characteristics Social characteristics
The fact sheets provide current information available at the time of publication, and use 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing data, including:
There were an estimated 741,100 people aged 65 years and over in Queensland in 2017, and this number is expected to more than double to 1.7 million older people by 2047.
- 1 in 5 Queenslanders (or 21.6%) are projected to be 65 years or over by 2047.
- Nearly 1 in 3 (29%) older Queenslanders were born overseas.
- While most older Queenslanders live in South East Queensland, there are many local government areas in Queensland with very high proportions of older people.
(Source: Queensland Government)