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Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is an ABS data expert with huge intellect and capacity to convert demographic data into profound insights about places. He has contributed numerous blogs and consulting projects covering economic development, housing consumption and affordability, migration, fertility, ageing, role and function of ‘place’, communities of interest and more. Glenn works with over 120 councils bringing the client perspective into the development of our information products. He is a Census data expert, having worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics for 10 years. If there's anything Glenn doesn't know about the Census, it's probably not worth knowing - so ask Glenn!

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3 Responses

  1. Matt Moran says:

    Yes, our geography is such that we have a habitable land area about the size of NZ (but around 6x the population).
    Population density on it’s own is at best misleading as it doesn’t consider resources, the state of the environment, population policy, relative quality of life (or access to services), but perhaps more broadly, food, water, energy, job, housing and biodiversity security. For a good starting point on why we’ve settled where we have, Dr Chris Watson (former soil scientist of the CSIRO, has mapped our best soil and rainfall patterns and shown where they overlap).

    Perhaps as another key observation, countries with better population with smaller, stable populations tend to fare better in all meaningful respects.

  2. Molly says:

    good post

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