5 JOBS FOR WORKERS AGED 65 AND OVER
1 FARMING About one in 12 workers over the age of 65 works as a farmer or farm manager, equating to about 50,600 people. There are more farmers and farm managers aged 65-plus than all of those under the age of 45. Just 4000 are under the age of 25.
2 BUSINESS, HR, MARKETING About 36,800 Aussies aged 65 and older are business, HR or marketing professionals. It is up from 19,300 five years earlier, and 12,500 a decade earlier.
3 HEALTH Of Australia’s 625,500 health professionals, 29,600 are aged 65 or older. Although it is the third-largest occupational group for the demographic, there are still more health professionals aged 15 to 24 (41,600). HOSPITALITY & RETAIL
4 MANAGEMENT There are about 29,600 hospitality, retail and service managers aged over 65. It represents an increase of about 50 per cent in five years (19,600 in November, 2013).
5 ROAD AND RAIL There are about 385,300 road and rail drivers in Australia and about 28,500 are aged 65 or older, compared to 20,100 workers under 25.