ANYONE that has travelled along the many highways that zigzag across the vast Australian continent we call home in recent years would testify to the huge numbers of caravans and motor homes that seem to have become a permanent fixture on our roads, especially during the southern winter months.
They are commonly called grey nomads are were identified in the 2006 census as “people in dwellings where all people in the dwelling were aged 55 years and over, were not in the labour force, and were staying in caravans, cabins or houseboats, who reported having no usual address on Census night”.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, “The majority of these grey nomads were enumerated in holiday destinations including the northern beaches in New South Wales, in Queensland, Northern Territory and northern Western Australia”.
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