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

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