Survey to capture opinions of growing Queensland senior population

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A state-wide survey aims to capture the opinions of Queensland seniors as the state’s population of over-65s continues to grow.

While there are currently almost 900,000 seniors in the state, the Bureau of Statistics estimates that the number of people over 65 will hit 1.8 million in Queensland by 2050, representing more than one fifth of the Sunshine State’s population.

Queensland Seniors Minister Craig Crawford (pictured, left) has launched a new online survey to help develop the state’s seniors strategy moving forward. According to the Minister, the survey will give older Queenslanders a voice.

“We want to hear from older Queenslanders, listen to their needs, heed their wisdom and experience, and hear their practical ideas, no matter where they live.

“It’s about continuing to build an inclusive state where Queensland seniors are valued, respected and actively engaged in their communities,” he said.

Findings from previous surveys indicate that health, staying in their own home, and managing cost of living are high priorities for Queensland seniors.