An aged care needs analysis of the City of Rockhampton
reportposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by D Stehlik, H Bulis
"...This Report documents the current and future demographic trends for the City, trends which suggest that, unlike the south-eastern corner of Queensland or the Wide Bay-Burnett area of the State, Rockhampton's growth in older citizens will be steady rather than dramatic. However there will be an increase in the 'old-old' - that is, those individuals over the age of 80 years. The Report demonstrates that many of these people will be women, who because of their increased longevity, will more than likely be living alone. The Report also suggests that both currently and in the future, many of those people who are ageing in Rockhampton are ones who have lived here all their lives - therefore, importantly to the City - they will be long term home owners and ratepayers."-- Executive Summary.