Property Council Retirement Census

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The annual Retirement Census is the most comprehensive aggregated data source about retirement villages in Australia. 

The 2024 Census is the 10th year this data has been collected.

The Retirement Census profiles the physical characteristics of village, ownership details, residents, business attributes (e.g. tenure, financial structure, operating overheads), sales, health and wellbeing, contracts, technology, and future development.

  • 2 April 2024 – data collection starts
  • 30 April 2024 – data collection ends
  • 27 June 2024 – presentation of results at the National Retirement Living Summit
  • 30 August 2024 – participating operators receive their personalised report

Improve performance: Participating village operators receive a detailed 50+ page report which assists them benchmark their performance against sector averages, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and remedy areas of underperformance. 

Improve investment: The Retirement Census increases transparency and knowledge of the sector in order to promote investment in the retirement living sector.

Improve advocacy: The Retirement Census provides the Retirement Living Council with reliable data for policy decisions and government advocacy. 

All retirement village operators can participate in the Retirement Census.

You don’t need to be a member of the Property Council to participate.

 If your organisation…

You can participate by…

Is a Property Council member

We’ll contact your organisation’s “Property Council member rep” directly with the spreadsheet to complete.

Participated in the last Retirement Census

We’ll contact your organisation with the spreadsheet to complete.

Is neither of the above

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Download the FAQs and Confidentiality Statement for the Retirement Census.

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2020 Data report

2019 Data report

2018 Data report

2017 Data report

2016 Data report

2015 Data report

2014 Data report

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