Tassie counts wrinkles as the nation matures



  1. Explain why the median is the appropriate measure to use to talk about the average age of Australians.
  2. Draw a bar graph to show the median ages in Australia's states and territories. Mark the national median for comparison.
  3. What was the median age in Australia in 1976?
  4. What was the percentage increase in the number of people over 85 in the 20 years, 1976 to 1996?
  5. How many women and men are in the age group over 85?


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