Aussies living for longer, ABS says

  1. Explain the meaning of the first sentence of the article (look further down the article).
  2. Show how the increase of 126% in the number of people over 80 was calculated.
  3. What was the median age of Australians in 1971?
  4. Why is the median used as the average in this article?
  5. Compare this article with Tassie counts wrinkles as the nation matures and write a summary of the changes in the more recent article.

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