Chart of the day: The most manly (and womanly) jobs in Australia

Chart of the day: The most manly (and womanly) jobs in Australia

Updated May 21, 2018 10:12:11 While we’ve seen plenty of changes in the workforce in recent years, some jobs remain stubbornly ‘men’s work’ and ‘women’s work’. The last census shows that of the top 30 jobs in Australia, all but a handful were skewed more than 75 per cent towards …

Chart of the day: Royal weddings still rule TV ratings

Chart of the day: Royal weddings still rule TV ratings

Posted May 18, 2018 09:39:44 Maybe you’ve had enough of Harry and Meghan by now, but the fact is a lot of people love to watch a Royal wedding. William and Kate’s 2011 marriage ceremony remains the most-watched free-to-air TV program since 2008, with 4.09 million viewers across three channels, …

Chart of the day: Where to buy the cheapest petrol in the big cities

Chart of the day: Where to buy the cheapest petrol in the big cities

Posted May 17, 2018 10:15:34 It’s official — independent chains sell the cheapest petrol, at least in capital cities. The independents were on average the lowest priced petrol retailers in the five largest capital cities, according to a report released by the Australian Competition Commission (ACCC) this week. Coles Express …

Chart of the day: Shoppers turning away from high-sugar foods

Chart of the day: Shoppers turning away from high-sugar foods

Email Interactive Digital Storytelling team By Matt Liddy Updated May 14, 2018 09:37:51 Map: Australia Low-sugar products are in growing demand, with nearly 30 per cent of Australians “very concerned” about sugar consumption, recent data suggests. Concerns about high-sugar products are rising among both wealthy and lower-income Australians, Nielsen and …

Post Malone: The complicated appeal of the US singer breaking chart records around the world

Post Malone: The complicated appeal of the US singer breaking chart records around the world

Updated May 12, 2018 07:37:56 Photo: Post Malone’s new album has solidified his massive popularity. (Reuters: Mark Blinch) It’s been a huge few weeks for hip hop and urban music. Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize. Beyonce headlined Coachella. Childish Gambino released a politically charged new video praised for its …

Chart of the day: Australians rate the most boring sport to watch

Chart of the day: Australians rate the most boring sport to watch

Posted May 11, 2018 09:43:37 Photo: These are the most boring sports to watch, according to Australians. Australia has spoken — golf is widely regarded as the most boring sport to watch, beating out cycling and boxing. Tennis, on the other hand, is the sport most seen as exciting to …

Chart of the day: Were The Simpsons on an escalator to nowhere?

Chart of the day: Were The Simpsons on an escalator to nowhere?

Posted May 09, 2018 17:02:25 The Simpsons is the longest running animated show in US history but can something go for that long and maintain its quality? The answer, in the case of The Simpsons at least, is no. The show has been on a steady decline since the end …

Chart of the day: These policies are worth billions — but good luck finding them in the budget – Budget 2018

Chart of the day: These policies are worth billions — but good luck finding them in the budget – Budget 2018

Posted May 08, 2018 11:52:30 The job of tonight’s budget is to outline where the Government gets its money and how it spends it. But some policies don’t appear on either side of that ledger — even though they have a big impact on the bottom line. In particular, some …

Chart of the day: Here’s what voters want the Government to focus on

Chart of the day: Here’s what voters want the Government to focus on

Posted May 07, 2018 10:39:24 In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s budget week — and there has already been no end of speculation about whether Treasurer Scott Morrison is or isn’t Santa Claus. But what do voters really want? Both Labor and Coalition voters want the Federal Government to focus …