Across Japan, towns and villages are vanishing as the population ages and young people move to the cities. How the country manages this holds lessons for other developed nations facing a similar fate.
Looking past the headline Census figures, we see divergences between rural and urban Indigenous populations, and the young and old.
Living and dying alone presents many challenges for cities, and we'll need more than technology to meet these. Only an inclusive, innovative response can deliver the essential element of human care.
Our ageing population presents several social and economic challenges, particularly for the health sector. Physical activity can tackle many of these.
Smart city thinking makes good use of rapidly developing technology to help make cities work better, easier-to-navigate, safer, healthier and more enjoyable places to live.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.
The promotion of home ownership as a way of funding care in later life is part of a broader policy trend toward making people individually responsible for the opportunities they have.
Selecting immigrants on points is likely to result in them being healthy, or at least healthy enough for them not to put much strain on our exhausted health systems.
Considering all the aspects of life in Australia that are affected by population, it's remarkable that the nation doesn't have a national policy on it.
As the population ages, Australia needs a new way of funding aged care. Insurance could be the answer.
Several key aspects of public open space can encourage older people to get out and about. And badly designed and maintained facilities have the opposite effect and can harm their wellbeing.
As our population ages and life expectancy increases so does the need for comprehensive health and care services for older people.
Companies that care about the bottom line will have their attention divided between profit and patients.
When it comes to sexual health, public information has tended to focus on the young. Time for a change.
Nursing is more than just a caring profession, it is also a science.
Too many older people are restricted from receiving state help for their care needs.
Italy is the latest in a line of countries with ageing populations trying to boost proceation through a 'fertility day'.
Inmates are getting older, which make us think about whether custody is the best option for this group.
Australia lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to the economic and social well-being of people over 60. And the numbers are even more alarming for women.
Millions of people need to be confident that suitable public toilets will be available when they leave their homes. A shortage of such facilities is a serious problem for an ageing population.