Friday, June 22, 2012

The 2011 Census data is here!

Image from Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest
Did you know that there are 745,445 university students in Australia? And that if you were to place all of these students in the one lecture room it would need to be 1490km2?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have released the 2011 Census data, which includes a range of statistical information on the Australian population and their dwellings.

The ABS website is available through the Electronic Resources link on the library homepage. To get started, follow these simple steps to create community profiles on the Census website:

Full instructions for how to use the ABS and Census websites are available here.

Fun tip #1: You may also want to follow the 2011 Census on twitter for a unique perspective on the way these statistics can be used.

Fun tip #2: Use the Spotlight feature to see how you fit into all this data, and create a personalised infographic!

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