Pension age

Apr 22, 2014

Q. At what age do you think Australians should be able to receive the age pension?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Less than 65

14%

16%

13%

9%

14%

65

58%

60%

54%

61%

59%

66

2%

2%

1%

1%

3%

67

8%

8%

9%

12%

4%

68

3%

1%

3%

3%

3%

69

1%

1%

1%

1%

70

10%

7%

15%

6%

10%

Don’t know

5%

4%

3%

9%

5%

72% believe that Australians should be able to receive the age pension at 65 or younger. Only 10% think they should have to wait till 70 to receive the pension.

A majority of all demographic and voter groups think the eligible age should be 65 or less. The most divided group was aged 65+, with 53% nominating 65 or less and 46% nominating an age over 65.