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Australia’s most aged city (65 years and over)

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This FACT indicates the percentage people aged 65 and over within each Australian capital city. An aging population is a phenomenon experienced by the whole country, as the 'baby boomer' generation approaches retirement (65 years old). This fact presents a challenge to welfare policies and superannuation plans, since a large proportion of the population will be drawing on these resources simultaneously.

This data was collected in 2011 ABS Census. The figures presented here were calculated by dividing the city’s total number of people aged 65 and over in a city by that city's total population. The city with the most aged population in Australia is Adelaide, with a percentage of 15.48 percent being 65 or older. Darwin has the least aged population, with 6.33 percent in this age group.

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011

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