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Side by side column graphs

In 2008, a total of 44,189 students completed the CensusAtSchool on line questionnaire. The numbers of participants is recorded in the table below.

Year Level
ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA
Aus. Totals
Year 4 or below
12
919
5
77
176
152
549
176
2066
Year 5
171
2321
19
208
350
419
2070
587
6145
Year 6
176
3235
29
452
782
654
2674
590
8592
Year 7
57
1379
25
801
1007
376
1411
1272
6328
Year 8
76
2131
17
860
1329
536
1095
954
6998
Year 9
33
1857
18
1016
1244
518
950
912
6548
Year 10
30
1100
17
677
1054
354
502
914
4648
Year 11
49
447
41
343
536
194
205
159
1974
Year 12
27
105
3
227
253
38
49
78
780
Other
7
20
4
10
14
8
29
18
110
Total
638
13514
178
4671
6745
3249
9534
5660
44,189
TABLE 1:NO. OF STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED 2008 CENSUSATSCHOOL QUESTIONNAIRE


1. For your State or Territory, create a column for the participation at each level. Place them on the axis below next to the Australian Totals. Remember to keep the column widths the same.
      2. Describe how the year level participation for your State or Territory compares to the participation for Australia.


      3. The year levels participation can also be shown as a percentage of the total for each State
      And Territory.


      Year Level
      ACT
      NSW
      NT
      QLD
      SA
      TAS
      VIC
      WA
      AUS
      Year 4 or below
      2%
      7%
      3%
      2%
      3%
      5%
      6%
      3%
      5%
      Year 5
      27%
      17%
      11%
      4%
      5%
      13%
      22%
      10%
      14%
      Year 6
      16%
      10%
      12%
      10%
      19%
      Year 7
      9%
      10%
      14%
      17%
      15%
      12%
      15%
      14%
      Year 8
      12%
      16%
      10%
      18%
      16%
      11%
      17%
      16%
      Year 9
      5%
      14%
      10%
      18%
      16%
      10%
      16%
      15%
      Year 10
      5%
      8%
      10%
      14%
      16%
      11%
      5%
      16%
      11%
      Year 11
      8%
      3%
      7%
      8%
      6%
      2%
      3%
      4%
      Year 12
      4%
      1%
      2%
      5%
      4%
      1%
      1%
      1%
      2%
      Other
      1%
      0%
      2%
      0%
      0%
      0%
      0%
      0%
      0%
      Total
      100%
      100%
      100%
      100%
      100%
      100%
      100%
      100%
      100%
      TABLE 2: PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED 2008 CENSUSATSCHOOL QUESTIONNAIRE


      4. For your State or Territory, fill in any missing value and show the percentage participation for
      each year level as a column on the graph below.




      5. Which side by side column graph shows the comparison between your State or Territory
      more clearly?


      6. Explain the reasons for your answer.


      Extension:

      7. Choose another State or Territory for comparison and add its data to the graph you nominated in question 4. Describe how its participation compared to your State or Territory and to Australia overall.



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