The PwC/Property Council Retirement Census is the most comprehensive aggregated data source about retirement villages in Australia.

The Retirement Census profiles the physical characteristics of villages, ownership details, business attributes (e.g. tenure, financial structure, operating overheads), sales, resident profiles (e.g. demographics, length of stay), and future development.

2019 Retirement Census

Key dates

22 July 2019 – data collection commences

30 August 2019 – data collection closes

21-22 November 2019 – snapshot report released 

January 2020 – reports sent to participating village operators

Download the 2019 Snapshot

Please fill out our one-question survey here.


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How to participate

Any Australian retirement village operator can participate in the Retirement Census.  There is no cost to participate.

The data collection for 2020 has not yet commenced.

Village operators who are members of the Property Council, or who participated in the 2019 Retirement Census, will be contacted in due course to participate in the 2020 Retirement Census.

Village operators who are not Property Council members are welcome to participate in the Retirement Census – please register your details here and we’ll contact you in due course.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Confidentiality Statement 

Past Retirement Census Reports

Key Statistics Report

Aimed at investors, these Reports provide key findings from the Retirement Census in greater depth than the complimentary Snapshot Report. 

The 2018 and 2017 Key Statistics Report can be purchased here.

Snapshot Reports

2018 snapshot report

2017 snapshot report

2016 snapshot report

2015 snapshot report

2014 snapshot report

The Snapshot Report is the only data from the Retirement Census that is available for free. If you would like further analysis undertaken of the data or statistics that are not provided below, you are able to commission PwC or the Property Council to undertake this work for a fee. 



More information

Leida Pirts, Senior Policy Manager – Retirement Living

P: (07) 3225 3007 or 0447 667 502