Perceived and actual share of population over 65 years by 2050 in Australia 2018

This statistic presents the results of a survey on perceived percentage of population over 65 years old by 2050 in Australia as of October 2018. According to data published by Ipsos, respondents in Australia overestimated the proportion of their population who will be over 65 in 2050. On average, the respondents thought that around 51 out of every 100 people in Australia will be over 65 years old in 2050, when the actual share of elderly population, according to projections by the World Bank, will be around 22 percent in Australia.

Perceived and actual percentage of population over 65 years old by 2050 in Australia as of October 2018

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 1,000

Special properties

nationally representative sample

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Survey question:
Now thinking about 2050, out of every 100 people in Australia, about how many do you think will be over 65, according to projections by the World Bank?

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