National Seniors research

Older women living and working longer

Australia’s older women are living and working longer, rate their health as excellent more often than men, and are more likely to live alone, according to new research released by National Seniors Australia.

Its annual social survey, which was completed by 5,819 members, revealed that women were also more likely to downsize their homes as they aged, and to worry about outliving their savings and investments.

New online portal dispels health myths for seniors

National Seniors’ new online resource launched today aims to help older people stay healthier as they age.

The Healthy Ageing Hub links users to information on ways to deal with chronic health conditions and pathways to a healthier lifestyle, based on the latest scientific research from Australia and around the world.

Seniors more savvy about retirement income

A report by National Seniors Australia and Challenger.

The National Seniors Australia (National Seniors) study reported here was an online survey designed to collect information as part of the 2017 National Seniors Social Survey (NSSS)
(Wave 6).

It asked participants about their experiences, intentions and attitudes across a range of areas including health and social wellbeing, finance, work, and retirement.

Consumer Directed Care In Australia: Early stage analysis and future directions

A new research report from National Seniors Australia examines the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC) in community care services in Australia.

The report, based on a survey of 4,267 National Seniors members, has revealed 98 per cent of its members, regardless of their age, believe choice of home care services is important, with those living on the age pension most likely to say it is ‘extremely important’.

4th Seniors Sentiment Index

The Seniors Sentiment Index is a summary measure of how older Australians (5o years and over) view different aspects of their lives.

The Index is calculated based on self-assessments of financial, health and social wellbeing and is complemented with Prospective Indices that consider how these facets are expected to be in five years time.

This report presents findings from the 4th Sentiment Index; it follows from the previous analyses of the Index in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Over 50s: still not confident about their retirement income

A recent survey of approximately 3,000 Australians over the age of 50 conducted by National Seniors Australia asked about their current and expected financial situations, planning behaviours and strategies for managing financial uncertainty in retirement. In the context of the maturation of the superannuation system, older Australians are changing how they think about generating income in retirement. Super is now Australians’ main expected source of income in retirement.

Seniors Sentiment Index

As the number of Australians aged 50 years and above increases, it is becoming more important to understand how these senior Australians view their own lives, as well as life in Australia more generally. 

In partnership with Challenger, National Seniors has developed the Seniors Sentiment Index to assess the wellbeing of senior Australians with respect to their social, financial and health wellbeing now and in the future.

The inaugural Seniors Sentiment Index draws its findings from a survey of around 2,000 people over the age of 50.

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