Ageing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: numerical, structural, timing and spatial aspects
Jeromey B Temple, Tom Wilson, Andrew Taylor, Margaret Kelaher, Sandra Eades
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVES: To assess levels of numerical, structural, timing and spatial aspects of ageing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. METHODS: Population projections for 15 Australian regions were created by a multi-state cohort-component model. RESULTS: The older (45-plus) population grew from 29,815 in 1986 to 167,259 in 2016. In the subsequent 30 years, we project growth to 448,785 people. Growth rates of the older population vary: from 200% in the 60-64-year-old group to 800% growth in the 85-plus age group by mid-century. This strong numerical ageing is reflected in a shift in structural ageing by about six percentage points. Selected areas outside of capital cities are s..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Population Aging Research
Data for this study were made available to the authors by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This study was funded by the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Population Aging Research (CE1101029). The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors alone.