Shock population figures

  1. What difficulties can you think of for a person emigrating to another country?
  2. Brainstorm why you think the government collects data.
  3. Find out the population of each of the states and territories of Australia
  4. When and why do you use prediction ?
  5. Rewrite this article by what you think are the most important facts.
  6. Think of another heading for this article, why might you change it ?
  7. From the last paragraph, draw a graph to show to which states the recent arrivals went.
  8. What are the difficulties with the graph scale?

(Written by Deborah Westerhof, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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