State of the (Older) Nation 2018

State of the (Older) Nation 2018

State of the (Older) National graphic header showing face of a woman in COTA colours

This research was commissioned by the Federation of nine Councils on the Ageing (COTA) across Australia – including all eight COTA state and territory organisations and COTA Australia – in order to understand the views, life experiences and needs of Australians aged 50+.

Newgate Research conducted a nationally representative online survey lasting 25 minutes on average, with a robust sample of 2,562 Australians aged 50 and over, with quotas set for state and territory, metropolitan and regional areas, gender and age.

The survey was conducted between 20th August and 14th September 2018 with respondents drawn from a professional online research panel.

Topics included in the report:

  • Quality of Life
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Financial Security & Cost of Living
  • Vulnerability
  • Future Sentiment and Concerns
  • Feelings of Value
  • Age Discrimination
  • Home and Aged Care
  • Housing
  • Later Life Planning
  • Consumer Complaints & Rights
  • Getting Around


Download the full report here

Download the summary report here

Download the infographic of key findings here