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If the election is a national compass that will set something of the policy direction for Australia over the next three years, the census is a map that shows us who we are as a society in a big-picture sense, as well as the contours that highlight our varied local communities and their detailed needs.
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The children of Australia are today's students and tomorrow's employees. And while each generation has passed through the student lifestage, Generation Z are the only ones to have done so in the 21st century.
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The biggest growth in total numbers has been the rise in 'no religion', from 18.7 percent in 2006 to 22.3 percent in 2011, which represents an increase in more than 1 million people over this time.
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The emerging generations these days sound a bit like alphabet soup. After the Baby Boomers we had Generations X then Y and Z. But what comes next? And what do their lives look like?
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At 12.51 am on Tuesday, 16 February 2016, Australia will officially have a population of 24 million people. But who will be the 24 millionth Australian, and what does a population of 24 million mean for our country?
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There are lots of interesting statements that get put forward as fact. To help separate fact from fiction, here is an analysis of the data which busts five popular myths.
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As Australia closes in on the next population milestone of 24 million, which it will reach in February, it's a good time to reflect on what life was like when the population was half that, and how we...
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Never before has there been a generation who can life track their every heartbeat (literally) as this generation today. From steps walked to hours slept, users now have access to more health data than their doctor -- all uploadable and analysable.
Australia's communities are undergoing significant transformation from the horizontal suburbs to the growth of these vertical communities, as people rent more, move more frequently, and transition across more communities than ever before.