Age of intending retirees increasing

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 16-Mar-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which was carried out in the year to December 2017, has found that the average age of Australians intending to retire in the next 12 months is 61.9 years, up from 58.2 years over the last three years. Despite this increase in the average age of intending retirees, their number continues to increase and is currently 415,000, up from 392,000 in 2014 and 326,000 in 2008. The survey also shows that since 2008, the average age of females who intend to retire has increased by 6.3 years to 61.3 years, while males showed an increase of only 2.9 years to 62.0 years. This more rapid increase in retirement age for females is likely to be at least partly as a result of the increasing awareness that they generally have a lower level of retirement funding than males and as a result they need to work longer.


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