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.



2020 Retirement Census

Key dates

20 July 2020 – data collection commences

31 August 2020 – data collection closes

Late November 2020 – snapshot report released 

January 2021 – 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 is currently open and will end on Monday 31 August 2020. 

Village operators who are members of the Property Council, or who participated in the 2019 Retirement Census, were sent an email on 20 July with instructions on how to participate.

If you are a Property Council of Australia member - this email was sent to your "Property Council member rep". 

Village operators who are not Property Council members are welcome to participate in the Retirement Census – please email to register your interest.

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 2019, 2018 and 2017 Key Statistics Report can be purchased here.

Snapshot Reports

2019 snapshot report

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, National Policy Manager – Retirement Living

P: (07) 3225 3007 or 0447 667 502