Preferences and Predictors of Aging in Place: Longitudinal Evidence from Melbourne, Australia

Hal Kendig, Cathy Honge Gong, Lisa Cannon, Colette Browning

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This article reports older Australians' preferences for aging in place and predictors of their subsequent experiences drawing on a longitudinal study in Melbourne over 16 years. At baseline, 40% had lived in their homes for 30 or more years and the majority had preference for aging in place. However, the proportion continuing to do so was lower, with reducing independence being a major barrier. Women, renters, those not living with a partner, or those with depressive symptoms were most vulnerable, while home ownership, socioeconomic resources, neighborhood satisfaction, and home modifications were positively associated with aging in place.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-271
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2017


  • Aging in place
  • longitudinal analysis
  • older Australians
  • predictors
  • preferences

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