Positive ageing by numbers

It’s time to open your mind about ageing. Reshape attitudes, challenge stereotypes and celebrate the positives of the world’s ageing population with our handy infographic.

We’re living longer, we’re healthier and more active and the majority of us are continuing to live independently and contribute to the economy and society well into our third act.

Just ask Mick Jagger, 71, and Judi Dench, 79. Bust those stereotypes on ageing with these facts and figures.

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Over the past 10 years, womens’ life expectancy has increased 33%, men by 28%.

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Of Australians aged 55+ intend to beself-funded in retirement

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Of Australians aged 65+ live independently.

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Was contributed annually by Australians aged 65+ in unpaid caring and voluntary work

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Will be the estimated age of over12,000 Australians by 2020.

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Of Australians aged 55+ take fewer sick days than those aged 24-34.

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Of Australians aged 55+ drive and have a licence.

Source Living Well Navigator

Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Sydney Centenarian Study, University of NSW, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Human Rights Commission.

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