Housing in an ageing Australia: Nest and nest egg?
Housing outcomes affect financial and personal health and wellbeing over the lifecycle. And as lifespans increase and Australia’s population ages it is important to continue to examine the interactions between demography and housing. This research brief explores the current state and projected future of such interactions, marrying policy developments with the latest data and research. It complements previous CEPAR research briefs, including a series on retirement incomes in Australia and on aged care in Australia. In fact, home ownership is often considered as another pillar of the retirement income system, in addition to the Age Pension, and mandatory and voluntary superannuation. Much has been written about housing, so the aim here is to apply CEPAR’s expertise in demographic change to bring new insights to this complex topic.