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With government privatising many community-support services, there are growing opportunities in the care and community services sector. The number of people aged over 65 is increasing at 2% per year. Today, many retirees have larger disposable incomes and are healthier than ever before. Opportunities exist to provide tailored lifestyle, health and financial services to this age group such as:
With increases in the number of pre-schoolers in the population and with the increased cost of child care, there seems to be an emerging trend - among middle income households with both partners working - toward the employment of nannies as a substitute for more traditional childcare facilities. Pre-school education, along with recreation and entertainment activities such as junior gyms and creative movement, are also areas of opportunity.