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Older Australia at a glance

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Angus, P; Bennett, S; Jenkins, A; Karmel, R; Niemeyer, S; Rowland, F
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1740242076
  • Country: Australia

Significant changes to all aspects of social and economic life are expected to occur as a result of the increasing proportion of older people in the community. This report, a joint venture of the Australian Institute of Health and the Commonwealth Government's Ageing and Aged Care Division, presents current demographic data about ageing and aged care. Sections are: Demographic profile, which includes living arrangements and the international context; Social context; Health; Special groups, which covers Indigenous people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people in rural and remote communities, and veterans; Health and welfare system; Health services; and Aged care system.

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