Pitfalls in presenting Census data

Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is our resident Census expert. After ten years working at the ABS, Glenn's deep knowledge of the Census has been a crucial input in the development of our community profiles. These tools help everyday people uncover the rich and important stories about our communities that are often hidden deep in the Census data. Glenn is also our most prolific blogger - if you're reading this, you've just finished reading one of his blogs. Take a quick look at the front page of our blog and you'll no doubt find more of Glenn's latest work. As a client manager, Glenn travels the country giving sought-after briefings to councils and communities (these are also great opportunities for Glenn to tend to his rankings in Geolocation games such as Munzee and Geocaching).

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4 Responses

  1. margot capuano says:

    Very interesting blog. Lucky you are clear thinking and wide awake. No-one would want to try to fool you.

  2. Glenn Capuano says:

    Thanks Mum!

  3. Cate Owen says:

    Glenn, postal areas/postcodes should always be used with caution with data. Totally agree with you there. In a previous role I used to assist people using them for market research. There is no doubt the numerical nature of postal areas are seductive from a data collection and comparision point of view. However, due to the way mail is delivered they can be as unusual as one post code relating to two areas which share no geographic boundaries several kms apart.

  4. Teresa says:

    Spot on Glenn re:postcode and suburbs.. Some of the so called analysis reported are shocking as you pointed out rightly

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