Ageing and its Implications for Housing and Urban Development: South Australia

The aim of this paper is to examine the consequences of ageing on urban development and housing in South Australia. The research found that current and future housing requirements of older South Australians, varies within and between some groups/cohorts and this differentiation was clearly related to where people live, their age, socio-economic status and the assets they hold. ‘Ageing in situ’ or ‘ageing in place’, is seen as a more preferred option by the aged people. There is a strong need to offer more support for ageing in place and options for appropriate and affordable accommodation in suitable locations with a right house design.