Healthy ageing in rural and remote Australia: Challenges to overcome

Healthy ageing in rural and remote Australia: Challenges to overcome Report

  • Author(s): Gardiner, Fergus, Gale, Lauren, Bishop, Lara, Laverty, Martin
  • Published: 2018
  • Publisher: Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

Abstract: Overall, the Australian population is ageing. The 2018 median Australian age was 37.2, which is estimated to grow to a median age of 39.0 in the year 2028. In 2018, people aged 65 years and over made up 15.6% of Australia’s population. This is projected to increase to 22% in 2061 and to 25% in 2101. As people live longer, the prevalence of chronic diseases will increase, resulting in increased health service utilisation by older Australians.

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Gardiner, Fergus, Gale, Lauren, Bishop, Lara, Laverty, Martin, 2018, Healthy ageing in rural and remote Australia: Challenges to overcome, Report, viewed 17 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14737.

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