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Did you know? There are now more people older than 65 than younger than five for the first time in history


Yes, our global population is ageing rapidly – and economists warn it’s going to have a big impact.

According to analysis by Deutsche Bank, this “decreasing fertility” means the world economy may see a significant drop in workforce productivity and participation, stagnant inflation (due to more savings and less investment), and a potentially negative effect on housing prices and home ownership.

Recent research by Zillow showed that countries that had the highest rate of ageing also showed the sharpest spike in house prices.

It makes sense to us.

One thing is clear – we will need more housing to suit our ageing demographics and that is big news for retirement developers.

A practising aged care physiotherapist for the past 13 years, Jill has worked in more than 50 metropolitan and regional aged care homes. She has also toured care facilities across the US and Africa. She is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff that serve them.

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