Counting the missing thousands



  1. Draw a graphical representation to show the percentages unaccounted for in each state and territory. Mark the national missing percentage on the graph? How many regions are above the national figure? Below? Is this reasonable?
  2. What questions would you ask the Bureau of Statistics about their procedures with regard to uncounted people?
  3. Why do you think "people aged 20 to 24 were the most absent"?


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