Medicine and technology has been continually evolving over the years. As a result, there has been a significant improvement in mortality rates the world over. In Australia too, people are living longer lives. As a result, age care nursing homes have been witnessing a spurt in demand.
Estimates suggest that:
Naturally, the industry will need to ramp up significantly to meet this demand. Therefore, based on current projections, the workers in the age care sector will probably touch the 400,000 mark in 2025. In contrast, there were an estimated 210,000 workers in 2010.
Another report mentions that:
Therefore, as a large chunk of the population ages, the demand for proper aged care facilities will continue to grow.