Publicly available data on population ageing

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) has launched publicly available data on population ageing futures and estimates.


The CEPAR Population Ageing Futures Data Archive, created by a research team led by CEPAR Associate Professor Jeromey Temple and CEPAR Principal Research Fellow Dr Tom Wilson of the University of Melbourne, comprises sets of data projections and estimates related to the composition and diversity of Australia’s older population.


The Archive currently contains detailed projections for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population and Australia’s migrant populations as well asestimates of Australia’s ‘oldest-old’ population.


Over the coming year, the research team will be releasing on a rolling basis further projections of English language proficiency, religiosity, sexual minority populations, dementia and detailed sub-national estimates of future ageing.


The data sets are available at


31 October 2020.