Sunday, June 24, 2007

Lies, damn lies and statistics

W.A.. we're tops! The local Sunday paper, The Sundry Slimes is always good for some trashy reading. Today we are informed that Western Australians are pushing up the divorce rate (+21% in 2005) whilst nationally it was down by 0.7%.

Apparently we also incarcerate more aboriginals than any other state; our young females are binge drinking at a greater rate than the rest of Aus....48% drink weekly Vs 35% in other states and we probably are fatter than other states and use less toilet paper. Not sure about the last two, but I guess someone doing a PhD will present a dissertation showing just that

I think the Northern Territory has the largest beer consumption in Australia. Something to do with going troppo I guess.

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