This is the ACOSS/UNSW Poverty and Inequality Partnership Report No. 2. The analysis of poverty in this report begins with the poverty line used in most international poverty research: 50% of median household disposable income. Housing tenure has a major impact on poverty.
How do the living standards of older Australians compare with those of the overall population? How much variation in living standards is there across the elderly population and how have their living standards changed over time? Home ownership has been identified as an important aspect of the retirement support package in Australia.