Today is Census Day in Australia and I’m a little nerdy excited about it. In the lead up to the Census the Australian Bureau of Statistics has been sharing interesting information about the census via their twitter account; @2011census. It’s been an absolute cack and one of the best uses for a twitter account by a government agency that I’ve ever seen.
They’ve also put together a great interactive presentation that allows you to have a look at your world through census data. You can check it out here. I was totally amused and intrigued by the information that it shared about my world.
I can’t wait to complete the census tonight. I think it appeals to the meme junkie in me. Either way, it’s an important tool in helping the government provide for our nation. Not to mention all the other companies that use the information to tailor their services to our needs.