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National Seniors Australia, again in partnership with Challenger, is pleased to release the findings from the 3rd Seniors Sentiment Index.

The latest release of the Index allows us to track changes in the wellbeing of Australia’s seniors in the previous 12 months.

Again, near to 2,000 Australians aged 50 years and over were surveyed for the Index, which included over 700 people who participated in the previous year’s survey. 

There were no significant changes in seniors’ financial wellbeing, social wellbeing and health compared to the previous survey.

Of concern is that 43% of non-retired people are not very or not at all confident of the adequacy of their income from all sources for retirement.

Furthermore, the overall future outlook of seniors is slightly more pessimistic than optimistic across the three domains – financial, social and health.

Overall, the report provides details on seniors’ sentiment across a wide range of issues affecting their lives.

The Seniors Sentiment Index will be conducted again in 2015, to provide valuable insight into how seniors view their lives as the Australian economy and society changes.

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