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Happy 6th birthday to the .id blog!

By Rebecca / 22 Dec, 2016

In 2010, just two days before Christmas, .id published its first blog titled, Should I use Enumerated or Usual Residence data? – a blog which is still as relevant even though it was written six years ago. Since then, we’ve published a...

So, who voted Trump?
By Rebecca / 14 Nov, 2016

While many around the world are still coming to terms with new American president-elect Donald Trump, some are asking: Who voted for Trump?

Who decides what’s in the 2016 Census?
By Rebecca / 14 Jul, 2016

The Australian 2016 Census is fast approaching and we’ll be bringing you interesting and informative insights over the next month. As you are filling in your Census form on the 9th of August, you may wonder:...

Inclusive and accessible urban spaces
By Rebecca / 17 Jul, 2015

4.2 million Australians, or 18.5% of the population, are estimated to have a disability, according to the 2012 Survey of Disabilities, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). Are our cities planned for them?

Learn to use your demographic resources
By Rebecca / 27 May, 2015

How can I find the specific demographic information I need? Having the data is one thing but learning to use it is another story altogether.

How prevalent is autism in Australia?
By Rebecca / 27 Oct, 2014

I recently began my PhD in the area of special education and have specifically been focusing on autism. I thought the results from the 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) released earlier this...

Does the weather affect migration?
By Rebecca / 13 Jun, 2013

The truth is: Melbourne’s weather is killing me. I cycle more than five times a week (to and from work/university/etc.) and maybe it is my bad luck or deadly attractiveness to rain clouds, it always rains when...

Happy ANZAC day! Australia’s population milestones
By Rebecca / 25 Apr, 2013

Happy ANZAC day! ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. And today, on 25 April, we honour those who served and died in wars, conflicts, military and peacekeeping operations. The current...

Re-looking at Google Glasses ? Will we catch the fever?
By Rebecca / 15 Mar, 2013

A while ago, Jim wrote a blog about the Google Glass and what it can do. Before we know it, earlier this year, Google released its first developer’s version which could be bought at approximately USD$1500....

Happy International Women?s Day!
By Rebecca / 08 Mar, 2013

Happy International Women’s Day! Every year on 8 March, the world comes together to celebrate the achievements and equality of women. While there’s much testosterone at .id, and that the number of women can be...

How many in Australia will celebrate Christmas?
By Rebecca / 19 Dec, 2011

Christmas is round the corner and the shopping frenzy has begun! Coming from a traditional Buddhist family, I have never formally celebrated Christmas. The emphasis here is “formally”. In other words, I still...

A Shopping Disaster – The Retail Industry and Young Workers
By Rebecca / 02 Dec, 2011

Shopping is no doubt one of my favourite sports (Note: I consider it a sport because after shopping for a day, my legs ache as much as jogging 4 kilometres). And reading this (refer to original article here)...

The “Silent & Relentless” Heroes: Unpaid Domestic Work
By Rebecca / 20 Sep, 2011

In a class I attended few days back, my tutor gave us a handout about unpaid work in Australia taken from 1997 statistics collated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The abstract, which I sussed out...

Before we bid goodbye to 2006 Census: Where is Australia now?
By Rebecca / 12 Aug, 2011

As the “Census fever” dies down and everyone is patiently looking forward to the results of 2011 Census (which will be released in June 2012), let us take a quick look at where 2006 Census has brought us.

What information can you get out of the Census? Looking at Brisbane
By Rebecca / 05 Aug, 2011

Being an Arts student who barely turned 21, statistics and numbers can be mindboggling – worse still, intimidating. I never thought one day I’d be working with a spatial and demographic analysis company like...

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