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The Future Aged: New Projections of Australia's Elderly Population

Booth, Heather; Tickle, Leonie


Objectives: To use new methodology to forecast mortality for use in projections of the elderly population of Australia and to compare them with official projections. Method: The Lee-Carter method is applied to data for Australian females and males for 1968–2000 to forecast mortality to 2031. These forecasts are used with standard population projection methods to produce projections of the elderly population. Results: By 2027, forecast life expectancy is 88.1 and 82.9 years for females and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2003.tb00497.x


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