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India’s GDP is likely to rebound to 8.5% in 2022, S&P says, but a forgotten community struggles to find any glimmer of hope

India’s gross domestic product may rebound to 8.5% in 2022 before suffering a “deep contraction” in this fiscal year, according to S&P Global Ratings. Despite India’s $US264 billion economic stimulus, or about 10% of its GDP, the country’s migrant laborers and struggling communities are enduring critical troubles. A direct cash-transfer […]
India’s GDP is likely to rebound to 8.5% in 2022, S&P says, but a forgotten community struggles to find any glimmer of hope
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The 20 highest-paying college majors in the US

If you’re considering what to study in college, the following majors all earn on average over $US121,000 annually. Using Census data, we ranked the majors that pay the most for Americans out of college. The majority of the 20 highest-paying majors are in engineering or science, such as molecular biology […]
The 20 highest-paying college majors in the US
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The 28 US cities with the largest elderly populations

The novel coronavirus is particularly fatal for the older population in the US, according to the CDC. We used US Census Bureau data to find which cities have the largest share of people aged 60 and older. The Villages, Florida, has the largest share of residents who are at least […]
The 28 US cities with the largest elderly populations
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The number of Americans without reliable internet access may be way higher than the government’s estimate — and that could cause major problems in 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is speeding up the push toward an “online first” world, but way more Americans could be left behind than the government estimates. The Federal Communications Commission says 21 million Americans lack high-speed internet access, but one of its top officials told Axios that “radically overstates” the actual […]
The number of Americans without reliable internet access may be way higher than the government’s estimate — and that could cause major problems in 2020
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Here’s how many Americans self-identify as American Indian in each state

Thursday is Thanksgiving, but the holiday carries historical baggage. The traditional Thanksgiving story of a peaceful feast between settlers and Native Americans elides the often violent history of encounters between the two groups. According to Census data, many Americans identify as American Indian or Native American. The above map shows […]
Here’s how many Americans self-identify as American Indian in each state
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From hair salons to bars, here are 30 industries dominated by millennials

Millennials make up an outsized share of the workforce in industries ranging from hair salons to bars and restaurants. Using individual-level Census data, we found the millennial-aged percentage of the workforce in over 250 industries. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Millennials make up an outsized share of the […]
From hair salons to bars, here are 30 industries dominated by millennials
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The Trump administration added a citizenship question to the 2020 census to help Republicans win elections, according to new evidence

The Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census was at least partly based on analysis that adding the question would help Republicans win elections, according to new evidence. Plaintiffs challenging the legality of the citizenship question in federal court have recently come into possession of the […]
The Trump administration added a citizenship question to the 2020 census to help Republicans win elections, according to new evidence
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Wilbur Ross of not getting congressional approval to add a citizenship question to the census and lying about his reasoning

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grilled Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing over his approval of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The addition of the question – which asks individuals to state whether they are US citizens – is deeply controversial, and two federal […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Wilbur Ross of not getting congressional approval to add a citizenship question to the census and lying about his reasoning
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Australia’s fintech startups are starting to make profits

The 2018 EY FinTech Australia Census finds one in five fintechs are now profitable, compared to only one in seven last year. Median revenue growth of 125% on last year. 43% of Australian fintechs are now over three years old and more than half are considering overseas expansion. MELBOURNE – […]
Australia’s fintech startups are starting to make profits
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Homelessness is increasing in Australia as housing costs rise

Numbers from the 2016 census released today show homelessness increasing in Australia despite strong economic growth, with young people, migrants and the elderly most vulnerable. The Australian Bureau of Statistics says the total number of homeless Australians increased by 14% to 116,427 between the last census in 2011 and the […]
Homelessness is increasing in Australia as housing costs rise
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The typical Australian fintech startup enjoyed a 208% jump in revenue this year

Industry body FinTech Australia has revealed statistics that show local fintech startups booming in the face of regulatory reforms and overseas competition. According to the 2017 EY FinTech Australia Census, the median monthly revenue growth rate for fintech startups for the 2017 financial year was 208%. And just under a […]
The typical Australian fintech startup enjoyed a 208% jump in revenue this year
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The gig economy has taken hold in Australia

The latest release of data from the 2016 census shows that the gig economy, characterised by temporary jobs and part-time contracts, has taken hold in Australia. “The gig economy is on the rise,” says demographers McCrindle in an analysis of the census data. Over the past five years the Australian […]
The gig economy has taken hold in Australia
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SOLVED: The mystery of Australia’s 1 million empty homes on census night

No-one was home when the statistician came calling at more than one million Australian homes – about 11.2% of all dwellings – on census night, August 9, last year. Absentee landholders, sitting on properties and waiting to make a capital gain, aren’t to blame for the unoccupied residences, according to […]
SOLVED: The mystery of Australia’s 1 million empty homes on census night
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CHARTS: Melbourne’s population is growing faster than Sydney’s

Australian population growth is accelerating again, growing by 372,000 to 24.386 million people in the 12 months to December last year, according to data released by the ABS this morning. At 1.55%, it was the fastest population increase in percentage terms in the past three years. And the bulk of […]
CHARTS: Melbourne’s population is growing faster than Sydney’s
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More than 20% of Sydneysiders have mortgage stress

Sydney is Australia’s largest city with its population swelling by 9.8% to 4.8 million in the five years to 2016, according to the 2016 census. It’s also home to the most expensive housing in the country with the ABS reporting that the average home price in the city stood at […]
More than 20% of Sydneysiders have mortgage stress
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Census 2016: The typical Australian

The typical Australian has got a bit older, about 38 years, and is female, according to data from the 2016 census. A decade ago, the typical Australian would have been a year younger. At the first census in 1911 the average Australian Aussie was a 24 year old man. Today […]
Census 2016: The typical Australian
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The 2016 Census: Australia at a glance

Australia is growing in terms of population but its people are getting older, more culturally diverse and less religious, according to data from the 2016 Census. Here’s the quick view, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics: The 2016 Census counted 23.4 million people living in Australia, an 8.8% increase […]
The 2016 Census: Australia at a glance
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CENSUS 2016: The numbers clearly reveal an ageing Australia

Australians are getting older. The first release of data from the 2016 census has clear evidence of the nation ageing. The median age of Australians has increased to 38 from 37 at the 2011 census, say demographers McCrindle. This typical Australian is a woman who was born in Australia and […]
CENSUS 2016: The numbers clearly reveal an ageing Australia
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CENSUS: This is the ‘typical’ Australian

The typical Australian is a 38-year-old woman who was born in Australia and is of English ancestry. The first taste of the data gathered from the census in August last year was released today. It provides insight into what characteristics make the typical Australian. And according to the data, the […]
CENSUS: This is the ‘typical’ Australian
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IBM just confirmed the ‘attack’ on Census night came from Singapore

IBM says the majority of international traffic which caused the Census website to crash on August 9 came from Singapore. The ABS is today facing a Senate committee to explain how it botched the 2016 Census collection. A 40-hour outage caused havoc for millions of Australians trying to fill out […]
IBM just confirmed the ‘attack’ on Census night came from Singapore
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The census stuff-up has cost taxpayers $30 million

Australia’s first online census in August was a major disaster for the Bureau of Statistics, with millions of households unable to log in to complete the required forms. The organisation later blamed the fiasco on IBM, saying the system was hosted by IBM under contract to the ABS and the […]
The census stuff-up has cost taxpayers $30 million
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The head of the ABS is blaming IBM for the census fiasco

It’s rare that an IT supplier is publicly castigated by its client, but this is exactly what’s unfolding in the current parliamentary enquiry into the failures in this year’s online census. The website for the census went down in August on the night of polling, with the Australian Bureau of […]
The head of the ABS is blaming IBM for the census fiasco
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

; Today’s 5 Things you need to know in Tech are brought to you by Tower One, International Towers Sydney. Innovation is undoubtedly at the core of business success. Discover why business leaders are looking to Barangaroo to future-proof their enterprises. 1. Remember to mention innovation in your next government […]
5 things you need to know in Australian tech today
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The Australian Census website is finally back online

Nearly 44 hours after the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) pulled the plug on its website on Census night, the site is finally back online. The Census website is now available. Thanks for your patience. We apologise for the inconvenience. https://t.co/j03F1bkPGl — Census Australia (@ABSCensus) August 11, 2016 Authorities deliberately […]
The Australian Census website is finally back online
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Today’s 5 things you need to know are brought to you by Tower One, International Towers Sydney. Workplace designers are looking to smartphones for inspiration to create more efficient and flexible work spaces. Discover how Australia’s most innovative new buildings are redefining how work is done. 1. Telstra is finally […]
5 things you need to know in Australian tech today
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Here’s what to do if you don’t have a Census code

Over the past century, thousands of kindly, civic-minded people seeking part-time work used to wander Australia’s streets knocking on doors, not once, but twice, first to drop off a census form, then pop by again to pick it up, clearing up any uncertainties as they went. All that’s changed in […]
Here’s what to do if you don’t have a Census code
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Today’s 5 things you need to know are brought to you by Tower One, International Towers Sydney. Workplace designers are looking to smartphones for inspiration to create more efficient and flexible work spaces. Discover how Australia’s most innovative new buildings are redefining how work is done. 1. Don’t mention the […]
5 things you need to know in Australian tech today
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ABS blames census chaos on server attack by hackers

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has blamed hackers for the shut down of the census website on Tuesday night, saying it closed the site as a precaution. Australia’s top statistician, David Kalisch, says hackers attacked the Census website four times on Tuesday night as millions of households attempted to […]
ABS blames census chaos on server attack by hackers
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THE CENSUS WEBSITE HAS CRASHED

Australia’s first online census appears to have crashed as millions of households attempt to log in on Tuesday night. Social media is awash with complaints from people who cannot access the site, or attempting to submit their form has failed, but the ABS kept responding that everything was fine. #census […]
THE CENSUS WEBSITE HAS CRASHED
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How to keep your name off the Census without getting fined

It’s Census night. This year’s Census will be the first one to retain name and address information from respondents. If you’re still against filling out the lengthy and probing survey due to privacy concerns, you may be able to get away with leaving key information out without being slapped a […]
How to keep your name off the Census without getting fined
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Why I’m putting my name on the Census – and you should too

Unlike a number of Australian politicians tonight, I will be putting my name and address on my Census forms. I will be doing this because the Census is an important national information gathering exercise and the integrity of its data flows through to many things that government does. It also […]
Why I’m putting my name on the Census – and you should too
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Everything you need to know about why Australia holds a census

Despite being one of our oldest public institutions, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) social media campaign for the 2016 Census is a clever nod to the modern zeitgeist. This census will ask us to “pause” (presumably Netflix) and “make a difference” on the night of Tuesday, August 9. Held […]
Everything you need to know about why Australia holds a census
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Why the Census is critical to Australia’s plan for ‘smart cities’

Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics will gather an unparalled statistical story of Australia. The Australian census captures data that will be used to help plan for services in health, education, transport and general urban infrastructure. It provides this country with an opportunity to shape a better future for everyone. […]
Why the Census is critical to Australia’s plan for ‘smart cities’
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Tonight’s Australian census is starting to look like a train wreck

South Australian independent senator Nick Xenophon is leading a revolt against Australians being forced to add their name and address to tonight’s census amid growing concerns about privacy. The once highly respected five-year national survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics is facing a crisis amid a growing backlash that […]
Tonight’s Australian census is starting to look like a train wreck
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Here’s what to do if you’re away on Census night

The national census will be held next Tuesday, August 9. It is the largest collection of statistical information on Australia’s population, and happens every five years. This year 24 million people in 10 million households will complete the census. But what if you, like me, know you’ll be away on […]
Here’s what to do if you’re away on Census night
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9 Ways The American Home Has Changed Since The 1970s

A big part of the American Dream for many people involves going out and building your perfect home. However, what the perfect home looks like has changed over time. The U.S. Census Bureau provides information on different characteristics of newly built houses from the 1970s to 2012. We looked at […]
9 Ways The American Home Has Changed Since The 1970s