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Ageing imposes lot of challenges to the modern society because ageing is multifaceted. The older persons cope and adopt the physical and psychological changes by using coping mechanisms which includes the main component spiritual well-being. Spirituality can be depicted as a continuum of spiritual need from spiritual well-being and its association psycho social factors. As age increases, the belief in superior power, quality of life, religiosity and well-being of self and others, relationship with others, becomes priority for older adults. This study was planned to measure the socio-economic conditions and spiritual well-being among the elderly residing in Perambalur district. Spiritual well-being was assessed through interview schedule of 105 older persons from both rural and urban settings using random sampling procedure. The study is descriptive in nature. The findings highlight the socio-economic conditions and spiritual well-being of older adults. It was found that majority of the respondents (63.8%) had high level of spiritual well-being. Along with psychosocial dimensions spiritual well-being and the religiosity were interconnected and religious belief were understood better and accepted than spiritual beliefs among the older persons.