October 15th 2010
Ladies low on Magnetic Island
According to a projection from the last census there are presently two blokes between the ages of 25 and 34 for every lady, in the same age range, living on Magnetic Island.
The information was brought to our attention by Island resident, economist and general numbers sleuth, Mr Peter Byron, who described the difference as 'extraordinary'!
Magnetic Times agrees.
Just why this is the case should prove a rich subject for Island speculation and we would love to know what readers' (particularly female) think as to why there might be so few ladies in that age group.
The data are from the Australian Bureau of Statistics but come via the Qld Treasury website (Office of Economic and Statistical Research) and also show that there is, overall, about 118 blokes for every 100 ladies.
The next census in next year but, according to Peter Byron, "After the Population Census in 2011 these data will be revised but generally they don't change that much".
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