ABS Spotlight Generates Personal Infographics For Aussies

Australia's next census is on August 9. To promote participation, the ABS has rolled out a neat webapp that asks you for personal information and then uses data from the last census to generate a series of infographics comparing you to the population at large.The site includes jaunty music and an amusing narration by Shaun Micallef, but you can work through it sound-free if you prefer. Data generated includes telling you how many buses it would take to move everyone in your postcode, how many people share your birthday and whether your job is more or less common than being a prison officer. It's an amusing diversion, and a useful way of getting a sense of perspective in your place in the global community. You can also share your results on Facebook, Twitter or via Google +1.



    Fun and educational.

    I hope it's available after this years census.

    Hate to be this guy, but Sean Micallef is a weird Italian guy. Perhaps you meant Shaun Micallef?

      I do! Fixed now, sorry for the error and thanks for pointing it out.

    They need to use the same format for the census itself, it'd be awesome.

    Unrelatedly, I had no idea how much the demand for sales assistants would skyrocket in the future.

    Jesus, looking at mine and my manmeats' data makes us feel as rare as unicorns riding shotgun with leprechauns in our sidecar.

    only 0.046% of Australia are Danes, and only 0.0021% are Icelandic. the chances of meeting one of our countrymen are in the tens of thousands to one.

    I think that means anyone that rubs our bellies wins good luck?

    And it's a great way for them to collect statistics about everyone in the lead up to the Census

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