DID YOU KNOW THAT on the 6 October 2009 at 01:52:17 PM (Canberra time), the resident population of Australia is projected to be
This projection is based on the estimated resident population at 31 March 2009 and assumes growth since then of:
- one birth every 1 minute and 44 seconds,
- one death every 3 minutes and 39 seconds,
- a net gain of one international migrant every 1 minutes and 53 seconds leading to
- an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 12 seconds.
Courtesy of the ABS website 6/10/2009
The above statistic was accessed via Offstats, a database created by the University of New Zealand. It provides access to free statistics from official sources on the web. Some specialised databases are only available to the staff and students, but a great deal of the sources/statistics are available for all to access. Have a look at the website http://www.offstats.auckland.ac.nz/
Below are a few of statistics texts that we have in the library. Although statistics as a subject is found at the Dewey number 519.5. Subject matter that relies on the use of statistics can also be found across a whole range of subjects such as social sciences and business studies just to name a few…
|The atlas of the real world||Elementary statistics||Business statistics demystified|
|Daniel Dorling||Allan G Bluman||Steven M Kemp|
|Courtesy Thames & Hudson||McGraw Hill||McGraw Hill|
|London & Melbourne|
Other useful statistics websites
Australian Bureau of Statistics : Provides statistics on a wide range of economic and social matters, serving government, business and the general population.
Overseas equivalents of the Australian Bureau of Statistics
FedStats gateway is the United States portal to Federal Government agencies’ statistics.
National statistics online provides statistics on the United Kingdom
Eurostat is the European Union’s statistical information service
United Nations common database (UNCDB) provides data in areas such as international trade, national accounts, energy and industry