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PwC/Property Council Retirement Census

The PwC/Property Council Retirement Census is the most comprehensive aggregated data source about retirement villages in Australia. The Census profiles the physical characteristics of villages, ownership details, business attributes (e.g. tenure, financial structure, operating overheads), and resident profiles (e.g. demographics, length of stay).

All background information about the Census can be found in our Census FAQs.

If you have any queries about the Retirement Census, please contact us at


The 2016 Retirement Census results were released on 28 November 2016 at the National Retirement Living Summit.

Read the 2016 media release
Download the 2016 data report

Operators who contributed data will be provided with their comprehensive report soon.

The investor report (a paid product) has not yet been released.  Make sure you are subscribed to our e-newsletter to receive the most up-to-date details of the investor report launch.


Retirement village operators and developers are invited to participate in the 2017 Retirement Census.  Record your details here and we will contact you ahead of the next data collection.

A statement of confidentiality for the Retirement Census can be accessed here.


The 2015 PwC/Property Council Retirement Census was released on Thursday 20 August, and was the first Census to reach out to the entire retirement living industry. It is comprised of rich data from big and small operators across the industry representing more than 50 000 homes in retirement villages in Australia.

Read the 2015 media release
Download the 2015 data report


The 2014 PwC/Property Council Retirement Census was the first Census data collection, covering the Property Council’s Retirement Living Council member operators.

Read the 2014 media release
Download the 2014 data report