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Tamsin Creed, Publisher
With the debate about the National Broadband Network well underway, some of the dismissals of why a population would need higher broadband speeds (or as Kevin Rudd so quaintly called it at the Tasmanian Community Cabinet meeting, “Bandspeed”) – often bounce around somewhere between the ridiculous and the incredulous. It’s not only the economic and […]
Continuing on from yesterdays post about the historical voting patters of four generations of Australians (Pre-War, Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y) – Kymbos asked in comments about generational voting power. If we use the ABS data for historical population estimates by age, we can figure out the proportion of the electorate (those aged 18 […]
Last week the Australian Electoral Commission had an interesting media release about the estimated 1.2 million eligible voters that aren’t on the electoral roll.The media release stated: In the continuing search for 1.2 million Australians missing from the electoral roll, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) released information today indicating just who in Australia has the […]
After looking at yesterdays Capital City/Regional divergence that came out in the Newspoll numbers, today we’ll have a squiz at the way the ALP primary vote among age cohorts has actually converged. If we track the ALP primary vote of the 18-34, the 35-49 and the 50+ cohorts since the last election, we see how […]
Using the latest Australian Electoral Commission data, they’re about this size. That data is worth having a look at as it lists the size of these age cohorts for each electorate. UPDATE: If your name is George Megalogenis, look into my eyes…. You are getting sleepy. That link doesn’t actually work. In fact, this whole […]