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Asia's Diaper Demographics: When A Nation Sells More Nappies For Adults Than For Babies

Asia's Diaper Demographics: When A Nation Sells More Nappies For Adults Than For Babies | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Japan crossed a threshold this year. Sales of adult diapers are now greater than those destined for babies. Other statistics to do with the aging population are equally surprising.
Tony Hall's insight:

I was recently in Japan after a gap of 9 years. On the face of it, the people looked older. It seemed very strage. Also lots of emergency defibrilators on train station platforms, supermarkets & shopping malls. Great case study for population geography in IGCSE & IB.

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Australia: 23 million and counting

Australia: 23 million and counting | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Australia's population will tick past the 23 million mark on Tuesday night as the country continues to grow at the fastest rate in the developed world.
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This surprised me a bit. I know there is a lot of migration into Australia but to having the fastest growing population in the OECD is surprising. And worrying. Hmmm ...

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State_of_World_Mothers_2013.pdf

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And here is the complete report for those interested. 

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