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NSW has an ageing population that is expected to continue to increase over the next decade. Around 1.9 million of the population of NSW are aged 60 years and over. This number is expected to grow to around 2.4 million, or nearly 1 in 4 of the population of NSW by 2031.
The growing number of older people in NSW offers many benefits. Older people make a significant contribution to our society and to our economy, as volunteers, paid workers, students, family members, carers and consumers. They help to create a more inclusive and broader community.
The needs of an ageing population also create a range of challenges. Older people need and want services, support, employment opportunities and accessible communities. More people in our communities are older and may face isolation, loneliness, a lack of respect, and even abuse.
12 Oct 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.