3106.0 - Demography News, Jul 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/07/2001   
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PEOPLE AGED 85+

At June 2000 there were 252,000 people aged 85 and over. Interestingly this is less than the number of people aged 80-84, a situation projected by ABS to remain until the 2030s (Series II, Population Projections, Australia 1999-2101 (Cat. no. 3222.0 )).