Essential Report

Ageing workforce

Mar 17, 2015

Q. The Intergenerational Report shows that Australia’s population is ageing and in future people may have to work longer to fund their retirement. Do you think it will be good or bad for Australia to have more older people in the workforce?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Good for Australia

41%

34%

57%

29%

40%

29%

43%

52%

Bad for Australia

31%

43%

18%

39%

36%

34%

32%

29%

Don’t know

28%

23%

25%

32%

23%

37%

26%

19%

41% think that having more older people in the workforce will be good for Australia and 31% think it will be bad for Australia.

Those most likely to think it will be good for Australia were Liberal/National voters (57%) and aged 55+ (52%).

Those most likely to think it will be bad for Australia were Labor voters (43%) and aged 18-24 (40%).

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