We know Queensland’s population is ageing.
In 2019, 15.7 per cent of the Queensland population (nearly 800,000 people) was 65 years or older.
Australia Bureau of Statistics estimates that by 2050, more than one in five Queenslanders will be 65 years or older. That's nearly a quarter of our population (22.1 per cent) or 1.8 million people.
How we age is changing. Older people are living longer, are healthier and are more active than ever and we see these changes across the state.
Older people tell us they want to stay in their own homes, they value real connections, in-person and online, and they are tech savvy.
They are also the backbone of our volunteer communities, providing their wisdom and experience to organisations around Queensland.
But it’s not just their social contribution, older Queenslanders are a sophisticated and savvy market for goods and services.
The Queensland Government is committed to developing a new, contemporary strategy for an age-friendly Queensland.
Since the last strategy was launched in 2016 the world has changed. We want to continue to grow as an age-friendly Queensland where our seniors are recognised, valued, supported and connected in their communities.