Property Council Retirement Census

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

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.

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 about the sector.  This helps potential investors of the sector in order to promote investment in the retirement living sector.

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

The next Retirement Census data collection will open in February 2024.

Download the FAQ and Confidentiality Statement for the Retirement Census.

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