2006 Census Results

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    Results are out..

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    Interesting stuff ..

    Higher percentage of population ties the knot
    The proportion of never-married people among the male population of age 15 and over dropped from 34.2% in 1996 to 33.9% in 2001, but rose to 34.3% in 2006. The figure for women was 28.9% in 1996, rising to 30.1% in 2001 and to 30.7% in 2006.
    I don't get it ..

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    Er, yes - I think "higher" means "lower" in this context!


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    I completely misread that quote... I guess the number fell and then rose back (to what I think is statistically insignificant numbers).

    Also, if you combine the male and female population the number could have gone up by 1 percent...

    Weird though that the calculate the age from 15. Would be interesting if they revealed number of married kids between the ages of 15 and 18.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KnowItAll:
    Weird though that the calculate the age from 15. Would be interesting if they revealed number of married kids between the ages of 15 and 18.

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Or even up to and including 19.