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CEPAR Population Ageing Futures Data Archive

Project overview Projections and estimates Project team Contact

Project overview

CEPAR is providing data sets from a major project projecting the composition and diversity of Australia’s older population. Detailed population projections are currently available for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populationbirthplace projections and estimates of the ‘oldest-old’ Australians. Over the coming year, CEPAR will be releasing on a rolling basis further projections of English language proficiency, religiosity, sexual minority populations, dementia and detailed sub-national estimates of future ageing.

Background

Australia is experiencing population ageing. The number of people at the older ages is growing rapidly (numerical ageing) and this age group of the population is forming an increasing share of the total population (structural ageing). However, with a few exceptions, understanding the diversity of future population change within the older population has been largely overlooked.

Understanding the diversity of future population change within the older population is important as the Aged Care Act 1997 as well as a series of policy documents cement the Australian Commonwealth Government’s commitment to meeting the needs of older Australians from diverse backgrounds. Notable examples include the Department of Health’s Aged Care Diversity Framework, the Charter of Aged Care Rights, and the Aged Care Quality Standards all of which enshrine, mandate, and regulate respectively the need for appropriate and safe aged care.

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This research is part of a larger research program undertaken by CEPAR’s Macro-Demographic Dynamics & Population Ageing Policy research stream.


Projections and estimates

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population Migrant populations Sexual minority population
(coming soon)
Regional and remote populations
(coming soon)
Projections of dementia
(coming soon)
Oldest old population estimates The impact of COVID-19 on population ageing
(coming soon)

Project team

CEPAR Researchers
KAARIN ANSTEY (Dementia projections)
PETER MCDONALD (Migrant populations)
JEROMEY TEMPLE
TOM WILSON

External Researchers
BIANCA BRIJNATH (Migrant projections)
ELIN CHARLES-EDWARDS (COVID-19 and population ageing)
SANDRA EADES (Aboriginal and Torres Islander projections)

MARGARET KELAHER (Aboriginal and Torres Islander projections)
ANTHONY LYONS (Sexual minority projections)
KYLIE RADFORD (Dementia projections)
ANDREW TAYLOR (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander projections)
ARIANE UTOMO (Migrant projections)


CONTACT

Associate Professor Jeromey Temple, The University of Melbourne
jeromey.temple@unimelb.edu.au

Dr Tom Wilson, The University of Melbourne
wilson.t1@unimelb.edu.au