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Older people

50 years and over

Wayne Quilliam Photography

Overview

This section focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over. Indigenous Australians aged 50 years and over are a diverse group of people, with a range of life experiences and lifestyles, each influencing the ageing process differently.

Key facts
124,012

Indigenous Australians aged 50 and over live in Australia

78%

of Indigenous Australians aged 50 and over recognised a homeland or traditional country

65%

of Indigenous Australians aged 50 and over had experienced personal stressors in the last 12 months

37%

of Indigenous Australians aged 50 and over had an Indigenous-specific health check in 2018–19

Indigenous Australians aged 50 years and over, 30 June 2016
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