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  • Potential changes to the Australian Census: could it kill the goose that lays the statistical golden egg?

    Posted 25/02/2015 by Aaron Greenup

    The Australian Statistician, David Kalisch, announced on 19 February that, as part of the options for transforming its statistical collections, the ABS is considering changes to the way it runs, and potentially, the frequency of the Census (Reforming the Australian Bureau of Statistics, ABS Media Release, 19 February 2015).

    This article is part of a series of FlagPosts exploring what the Census is, why it’s important, how other countries run censuses, and what the alternatives—either officially proposed or informally discussed—may be.

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    TAGS: Census, ABS, Population

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  • 2011 Census release

    Posted 22/06/2012 by Joanne Simon-Davies
    The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the first data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Australia’s population has risen to over 21.5 million, with more people born overseas. There has also been an increase in the proportion of Australians identifying as Indigenous, and fewer people now identify a religious affiliation.Australia’s migrant population is growing and changingIn the decade to 2011, the proportion of the population who were born overseas increased from 2... Read more...

    TAGS: Census, Population, statistics

  • Who's counting? Seven billion and growing

    Posted 31/10/2011 by Joanne Simon-Davies
    According to the United Nations (UN), the 31st of October 2011 is the day the world’s population officially reaches seven billion. However, it is not possible to absolutely calculate at which point in time the seven billionth person will be born. The US Census Bureau does not estimate the population reaching seven billion until February 2012, so the 31st of October is more symbolic. However, sometime in the very near future the world’s population will reach this milestone.The first billion was r... Read more...

    TAGS: Population

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