Ageing in multigenerational families

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Decades of Australian public policy reforms mean care responsibilities, particularly for our older relatives, are increasingly being shifted from institutions back into families. This has transpired into more older people living in households with younger family members than before. Further promotion of ageing-in-place will likely encourage continued increase, bringing with it the need for sound policies and support for families.

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Competitive advantage

  • World leading expertise in housing and public policy, design and practice
  • Strong linkages with industry, policy and practice on housing policy and development in Australia and internationally


  • In-depth insights into changing family and housing consumption practices
  • Evidence-base on future housing and support needs
  • Developed CityViz Ageing in Australia data map to visually represent the geographical impact of ageing on Australia -

Successful outcomes

  • Incorporation of research into new design concepts by housing industry
  • Delivered multigenerational housing policy advice to government bodies
  • Application of research approach and methodology by international research partners

Capabilities and facilities

  • High-level policy knowledge, and review and analysis experience
  • Qualitative evidence on impacts of policy on housing, family, affordability and wellbeing