$800m plan for greying State

The main use of this article is to present a form of data representation for students to consider when they are being introduced to the interpretation of graphs (if printed out the graph is more effective if printed in colour).

Students should discuss how easy it is to tell how the states are ordered and to calculate the total percentage of people over the age of 65 in each locality.

Possible links also exist to the social science curriculum in terms of the ageing of the Australian population.

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