Journal article

The ageing of Asian migrant populations in Australia: projections and implications for aged care services

Tom Wilson, Jeromey Temple, Bianca Brijnath, Ariane Utomo, Peter McDonald

Asian Population Studies | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2021

Abstract

Until the 1970s the Asia-born population of Australia remained small due to the racist White Australia Policy which denied entry to non-Europeans. Following its abolition in the early 1970s, Asian immigration progressively intensified, and in 2016 the Asia-born population of the country reached a total of 2.7 million, though the older population aged 65+ remained relatively small. This paper presents new projections of Australia's older Asia-born populations from 2016 to 2056 created with a new birthplace projection model. The results show substantial growth of the older Asia-born population can be expected over coming decades, along with changing composition by country of birth. The Asia-bo..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (project number CE1101029).