Take a look into Australia's future

Watch Dr Karl's full presentation
on the Intergenerational Report.

The 2015 Intergenerational Report

Intergenerational Reports detail demographic and economic changes in Australia, and are compiled every five years. The 2015 Intergenerational Report provides us with an insight into some of the challenges that we will face over the next 40 years and the decisions we need to make now.

The Issues in 60 Seconds

Understand the challenges facing us

Introduction

Introduction

Ageing Population

Ageing Population

New Industries

New Industries

Future Ready

Future Ready

Opinions

Listen to Australians talk about the issues facing our nation

2:05
Ange Postecoglou
Ange Postecoglou
Ange Postecoglou
1:45
Priyanka Rao
Priyanka Rao
Priyanka Rao
2:06
Corrina Wright
Corrina Wright
Corrina Wright
1:50
Lisa Sthalekar
Lisa Sthalekar
Lisa Sthalekar
1:55
Houssam Abiad
Houssam Abiad
Houssam Abiad
1:47
Su-Anne Lee
Su-Anne Lee
Su-Anne Lee
1:36
Angelo Raveane
Angelo Raveane
Angelo Raveane
2:11
Andrea Cotter-Moroz
Andrea Cotter-Moroz
Andrea Cotter-Moroz
1:57
Dr Clio Cresswell
Dr Clio Cresswell
Dr Clio Cresswell
1:01
Tom Potter
Tom Potter
Tom Potter
2:25
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
1:30
Rachel Perkins
Rachel Perkins
Rachel Perkins
1:27
Noel Whittaker
Noel Whittaker
Noel Whittaker
1:19
Jessica Watson
Jessica Watson
Jessica Watson

Key Facts

Get the key facts outlined in the report

Today, Australians produce twice as many goods and services for each hour worked as they did in the early 1970s.
By 2055, life expectancy at birth is projected to be over 95.1 years for men and 96.6 years for women, compared with 91.5 and 93.6 years today.
The economy and incomes are projected to continue to grow, but at a slightly slower rate than over the past 40 years.
The number of Australians aged over 65 is projected to more than double by 2055, with 1 in 1,000 people projected to be aged over 100.
The average annual rate of growth is projected to be 1.3%, compared with 1.4% over the past 40 years.
By 2055, the participation rate for people aged over 15 years is projected to fall to 62.4%, compared to 64.6% in 2015.
Today there are an estimated 4.5 people aged 15-64 for every person aged 65 and over. By 2055 this ratio is projected to nearly halve to just 2.7 people.
Today around 66% of women aged 15-64 are employed. By 2055, this is projected to increase to around 70%.
The number of people aged 65 and over in the workforce today is 13% and this participation rate is projected to increase to 17% in 2055.