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The Occupy movement highlighted income disparity across the world. The Occupy movement highlighted income disparity across the world. AAP/Dean Lewins

Australian census: not quite the US, but income gap widens

The Occupy movement in the US has brought into sharp focus the level of income inequality that exists in society. For example, in 2009 the top 10% of households in the US had an income that was about 11.5…
Apartment living has increased slightly in the past 20 years, but we’re not letting go of our houses just yet. Apartment living has increased slightly in the past 20 years, but we’re not letting go of our houses just yet. Alan Levine

Fewer occupants, more bedrooms: census shows Australians prefer bigger houses

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers on…
The Perth CBD showing the corner of William Street and Hay Street. The Perth CBD showing the corner of William Street and Hay Street. (AAP/Tony McDonough)

Australian census: booming Western Australia must embrace its new diversity

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers on…
Are mining towns benefitting from overseas migration? Not according to the census. Are mining towns benefitting from overseas migration? Not according to the census. AAP/BHP

The great settlement divide: migrants are arriving, but not where they’re needed

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers on…
Australia’s approach to pensions and super disadvantages women. Australia’s approach to pensions and super disadvantages women. HarryetN

Australian census: women are living longer, and on less

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers on…
There will be an increase in Muslim students in both government and independent schools over the coming years. There will be an increase in Muslim students in both government and independent schools over the coming years. AAP/Alan Porritt

Australian census: schools will struggle with religion changes

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers on…
Partnerships may be changing, but Australians are still getting married. Partnerships may be changing, but Australians are still getting married. dawvon

Australian census: for better or worse, marriage persists

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers on…
The intensity of individual requirements for assistance will increase in the future. The intensity of individual requirements for assistance will increase in the future. Emiliano/Flickr

Australian census: big Australia or small, we’re getting older – and the elderly need help

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the first batch of its 2011 census data yesterday. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the…
Being counted in the census for the first time is a milestone for gay and lesbian couples everywhere. Being counted in the census for the first time is a milestone for gay and lesbian couples everywhere. multi.phrenic

Same-sex couples counted in the census … but some stay hidden

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its 2011 census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers…
Many Australians who live alone are elderly. Many Australians who live alone are elderly. soylentgreen23

Australian census: one in ten live alone, but that doesn’t mean they’re lonely

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its 2011 census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the…
More than 21 million people were counted in the 2011 Census. More than 21 million people were counted in the 2011 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics

Portrait of a population: what the Australian Census found

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its 2011 census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers…
Peter Gurruwiwi of the Galpu nation getting ready to meet Dr Jill Charker from the Australian Bureau of Statisics during census collection in 2011. Peter Gurruwiwi of the Galpu nation getting ready to meet Dr Jill Charker from the Australian Bureau of Statisics during census collection in 2011. AAP/David Sproule

Australian Census: Indigenous Australia improves, but closing the gap is a long way off

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the first batch of its 2011 census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers…
The census has benefits for every Australian. The census has benefits for every Australian. AAP/David Sproule

The cornerstone of democracy: why (and how) the census counts

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will release the first batch of its 2011 census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the…
Census information is tightly protected by privacy law, so why do so many Australians hate and fear the census? Census information is tightly protected by privacy law, so why do so many Australians hate and fear the census? AAP

Big Brother’s little helper? Why people say no to the census

AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will release the first batch of its 2011 census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the…