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Te Kupenga: 2018 (provisional) – English. Provisional benchmarks The release of the post-enumeration survey (PES) results and the 2018-base estimated resident population (ERP), following the 2018 Census, have been delayed.

Te Kupenga: 2018 (provisional) – English

The delay reflects the need to modify the 2018 PES methodology. This is needed to address the complication of the administrative data enumerations used to enhance the 2018 Census dataset, and to address an issue with how dwellings were selected to be surveyed by the PES. The ERP is used to provide benchmarks for Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ household surveys, including Te Kupenga, which allow us to weight data from survey respondents so that it is representative of the population as a whole. The delay means that final benchmarks for Te Kupenga are not yet available.

Given the importance of Te Kupenga data, we are releasing provisional estimates using provisional benchmarks based on the best available population information. There will likely be some low-level changes when final benchmarks are confirmed. Legatum Prosperity Index 2019. Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100 - How We Share the World.

This interactive graphic shows how the world is divided according to six different socioeconomic variables.

How We Share the World

The land area of each country represents its share of the worldwide total. Click on a circle to reshape the map For attribution and data sources, scroll to the bottom. I have been having fun experimenting with cartograms lately. As maps go, they have their shortcomings. For more information about what a cartogram is, have a look at my last two posts, The Housing Value of Every County in the U.S. and A Striking Perspective on New York City Property Values. For this map, I looked at several different socioeconomic variables to include. ASIA POWER INDEX.

The 2018 Asia Power Index does just this. Launched today by the Lowy Institute, the Index is rich with myriad facts and stats which, brought together, form a nuanced picture of vastly different countries and the relationships between them. Designed to be a widely applicable research tool for policymakers, academics, and media alike, the Index ranks 25 countries and territories according to the power they wield in Asia. It reaches as far west as Pakistan, as far north as Russia, and as far into the Pacific as Australia and New Zealand. The United States also has a place in the Index, as the major external player in the region. Comprised of 114 indicators of power, across eight thematic measures, the Index is the most comprehensive assessment of power in Asia ever undertaken. The big picture is compelling. The Index finds that the United States remains the pre-eminent power in Asia. China lags by 10 points but, as the emerging superpower, is rapidly closing in on the United States. – barbaragrieve

ASIA POWER INDEX. Democracy Index 2017. V dem democracy report 2018. 16 Times Countries and Cities Have Banned Single-Use Plastics. We’re going to hit you with some plastic stats.

16 Times Countries and Cities Have Banned Single-Use Plastics

Each year, around 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans. It’s like dumping a rubbish truck full of plastic in the water every single minute. In the US, which accounts for just 4% of the global population, 500 million plastic straws are used every day. Take action: Call on Governments and Business Leaders to Say No to Single-Use Plastics Dear Corporate and Government Leaders, A million plastic bottles are bought every single minute around the globe, and less than half of these are collected for recycling. 1 point to earn Already have an account?

Or The average supermarket plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to break down. It makes you wonder how we’ve gone so long without realising (or caring?) Luckily, these 15 countries and cities around the world have made serious strides in the race against plastic, and the rest of us can learn a lot from them. 1. Image: Facebook/Ndungu Nyoro 2. 4. 5. Image: TRF/Moraa Obiria 6. 7. Teachers' Day: Where teachers are paid well and valued most. October 5, is World Teachers' Day, so here's a look at how the world values teachers.

Teachers' Day: Where teachers are paid well and valued most

A 2013 study by the Varkey Foundation looked at the social status of teachers and found that there was great respect for teachers in many Asian societies -- especially in China, South Korea and Singapore. Globally Is Life Better Today Than in Past? Current economic conditions a key factor in assessing progress By Jacob Poushter.

Globally Is Life Better Today Than in Past?

Does money buy happiness in other countries? New study finds out. Legatum Prosperity Index 2017. Global Happiness Policy Report. Public Sector Reputation. Top 25 Global Innovators – Government Profile. World Happiness Report. DB2018 Full Report. Doing Business - Measuring Business Regulations.

New Zealand edged out Singapore as the easiest country for doing business in the World Bank's latest rankings, while several emerging market countries improved the most by pursuing business-friendly reforms. In its annual "Doing Business" report, the World Bank cited reductions in labour-related taxes and new regulations that make paying taxes easier as key reasons for moving New Zealand to the top spot from its previous runner-up position. Macedonia broke into the coveted top 10, while Brunei had the biggest improvement, moving to 72nd from a rank of 84th last year as it made electricity supply more reliable, passed a new insolvency law and increased protections for minority investors. The World Bank report tracks regulatory changes in 190 countries for businesses throughout their life cycle - from the ease of business start-up regulations and getting credit to property rights – barbaragrieve