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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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5 Responses

  1. George says:


    Is the Shire of Sandstone Australia’s smallest local government unit?

  2. Christopher Philip Harding says:

    What about predicting “extinction” for small local areas. A simple ranking on an “extinction index” …worst 1, 2, 3, etc. with the “guesstimated” year that this might happen. Also the political ineffectiveness of these population to reverse their plight ?. I was for example quite shocked to see the declining population of Mt. Morgan and Longreach. At what point would services to these communities be withdrawn ? and a more centralist model be forced to be the norm. Perhaps this will accelerate the trend into high technology.
    One other question I am concerned with is this. They have been able to REVERSE the Aging of Mice and later hope to apply this to humans.
    To my mind this problem as a medical one has a similarity to conditions like Scurby in Sailors in the 1700’s which was finally beaten in the 1840’s. The use of estimates of the length of Telemers in Cells is the first effective marker of REAL BIOLOGIC AGE which has now been used to show measurements of such reversals. The third prediction of Arthur C Clark was immortality would be achieved by 2025. His first two predictions were spot on to the YEAR !. With the work of Prof. David Sinclair indication indefinite life extension is already possible. All those working with him are taking his “cure” and indeed are looking remarkable young by a couple of decade so far. If such treatments became wide spread it would have profound effects. You can name these yourself.
    Thank yoiu for reading this.

  3. Nora Battison says:

    Hello I think you will find Mount Magnet is in Western Australia. Kind regards Nora.

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