Posts Tagged ‘statistics’

Voter transitions 2011 2014

Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, May 22nd, 2017 - 31 comments


Peter Ellis from Peter’s Stats Stuff

Do the young really lack concentration?

Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, March 1st, 2015 - 85 comments

Now that I can no longer call myself young, the old adage that younger people simply lack concentration does appear to me to be correct. I look to the numbers on The Standard to see if there is a correlation and if I can argue a causation based on age. Are the younger readers without concentration, or are they just busy…

Statistic of the Day

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, August 16th, 2013 - 4 comments

Percent of Auckland City Mission food recipients who are working: 25%

Statistic of the Day

Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, August 15th, 2013 - 19 comments

Percent of New Zealanders with not enough money to make ends meet: 15

Percent unemployed: 6.4

Statistic of the Day

Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, August 14th, 2013 - 46 comments

World incarceration rate: ~130 per 100,000

NZ incarceration rate: 197 per 100,000

Statistic of the Day

Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, August 13th, 2013 - 79 comments

Number of times in 2012 that John Key appeared on Radio Sport: 44

Number of times in 2012 that John Key appeared on National Radio: 4

Employment down – blame the data!

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, February 8th, 2013 - 5 comments

So the Nats have lost 30,000 jobs in the last year.  But it’s not their fault right?  If we can’t blame the global economy, it must be the stats!  And to be fair since this government came in the Household Labour Survey has jumped about a bit – between bad and horrendous.

Who grows better? Labour or National?

Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, July 22nd, 2011 - 88 comments

Under the last Labour-led government the GDP per capita rose 15.6%. Under John Key’s National, it has fallen 1.9%. ‘Ah but Labour was just lucky and Key has just been unlucky’, say the righties. The data, however, shows conclusively which party has the best record on growth.

People Aren’t Beans

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, October 8th, 2010 - 4 comments

This government doesn’t seem to have the human touch.  It fails to see the personal, just the numbers.  So it’s sending 3 New Zealand children to live as ‘untouchables’ in an Indian slum, without the limited access to schools or hospitals that even the locals have – as they won’t (and can’t) be Indian citizens.

Equality Trust

Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, November 10th, 2009 - 4 comments

Fancy a link to a well laid-out repository of comparative social statistics with sound credentials, all arranged to demonstrate why inequality is bad for society? Here you go.

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