There were around 3.6 million older Australians (over 65) according to the 2016 Census, representing one in six people (16 per cent). This proportion has increased from 14 per cent in 2011.
The Queensland Government released Queensland: an age-friendly community, a framework that builds on the existing work and investment of the government.
Older Australians generally want to remain independent and in control of how and where they live; to stay connected and relevant to their families and communities; and be able to exercise some measure of choice over their care.
Seniors can also experience specific mental health issues.