Number 6: Trends in the incomes and living standards of older people in Australia

This paper reviews trends in the cash incomes of the older population since the early 1980s using Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Income Surveys.

Examines the levels of living standards and trends in the wellbeing of older people in Australia. By using a number of measures and indicators, it analyses income distribution, pension adequacy and the implications of population ageing for income support policies. 

Content Updated: 24 April 2014