Business Trends Report - September 2013

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19 September 2013

Australian women aged over 65 are starting their own businesses at a rate unmatched by any other generation in the last 10 years, according to research from Bankwest, with 18,500 businesses entering the local market during the last decade.

The annual Bankwest Business Trends Report, part of Bankwest’s Financial Indicator Series, reveals that over the last year alone, the number of female business owners over the age of 65 shot up by 15.1%, compared to the significantly smaller 1.0% growth by their male counterparts of the same age group.

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